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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 38 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/10/19 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Lcpl Danny Goodwin,
    Thank you for your service as a Combat Engineer. Happy New Year. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Face of a Hero

    Posted on 12/13/17 - by Sel J. Wong
    This is his boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Platoon 2010. He earned the title “U.S. Marine” on July 28, 1966.

    Thank you for your service to our great country my brother. Semper Fi.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/8/14 - by Dane C. Sawmiller
    Danny was my Friend. I was to be his replacement after he was brought
    back to the1st Engineer BN Base Camp. I had just gotten over Malaria.
    Knowing I was not fully recovered, Danny insisted on going back in my place.
    I have thought of this many times over the year's. Danny had great
    Courage, he laid his life on the line for a fellow Marine.
    I am confident Danny has no regrets, I do have regrets. Thank you my
    Kind Regards
  • Corporal Danny Goodwin

    Posted on 3/2/13 - by Robert M.Johnstone, lt.col. USMCR retired

    I was there the morning of his death. I was the platoon commander of 3rd platoon 'C' co. 1st Tank Battalion. Danny and his squad swept the roads leading to our platoon patrol base every day and 6 marines had been killed by mines that August 1967. We were in the 'mud flats' west of Hoian. The night before his death we sat around a fire and one the engineers played his guitar and we sang. The danger and death that came with their mission was never present as evidenced by their high morale and absolute courage. Danny stepped on or kicked a 50 pound land mine and I carried his remains to our camp on the back of my tank. His comrade 'Frenchy' Larue was in a state of shock as we all were. It took a slap in the face given by 'B co.' 1st bn 1st marines Captain Gallagher to bring Frenchy back. God bless Danny he was fearless and there has never been a day since August 24th 1967 that his ghost has not entered my mind.

  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Danny Eric Goodwin, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud. With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter
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