If I should die...remembrances for LCDR James Scott GRAHAM, USN...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!Posted on 3/30/11 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance,. may therein comfort you.MORE
Long time ago in a place far, far away . . .Posted on 8/24/10 - by Don Williams firstname.lastname@example.orgJim & Family Members - I clearly remember flying on your wing. You were always a great Flight Lead. I managed to get through that "cruise" and three more after we returned to NLC. Keep the yellow one between the green ones, fellow Stinger!MORE
Never ForgottenPosted on 3/14/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comFOREVER REMEMBEREDMORE
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.
From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
I will never forget youPosted on 11/18/03 - by Fran WueboldJames,MORE
I have worn your bracelet since 1969. You have always been a part of my life and always will. Sleep well in Gods gentle arms. A grateful nation thanks you.
I have your bracelet and am still wearing itPosted on 5/29/03 - by Rachel SnodgrassDear sir,MORE
I wanted you to know that even after the 36th anniversary of your shoot-down you are not forgotten. I have your POW bracelet, and I wear it with pride for you and the men with whom you served. You and they are my heroes and will never be forgotten!
Thank you SirPosted on 4/28/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you James Scott Graham, for your courageous and valiant service, many years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you LCDR Graham, for a job well done!
FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.