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SEVIER GRAY JR


is honored on Panel 11W, Line 35 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/30/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Sevier Gray Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice 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. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/15/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "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:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/22/04 - by
    Dear Sevier,
    Hello, I am a Gridley High School student. My class and the rest of my high school are doing The Gridley High Posting Project. We are posting remembrances for all of those who fought in the Vietnam War. I just want to take the time and thank you for all that you have done for our country. It takes a lot of courage and dignity to do what you did. You will never be forgotten. Thank you and God Bless.
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/22/04 - by Cassi cassifever@hotmail.com
    Hi, my name is Cassi Fever and I attend Gridley High School in Gridley Illinois. I am posting this remembrance in honor of not only you but your family. I would like to thank you for putting your life on the line to fight for our freedom and to make this country what it is today. I would also like to honor you family and send my condolences in the dealing of your death. Thank You and God Bless

    Cassi Fever Gridley High School Posting Project
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/22/04 - by Joshua Stoller josh_stoller@yahoo.com
    Dear Soldier, I want to thank you for the great
    sacrifice that you have paid for the freedom of every
    American citizen. I am a student at Gridley High
    School in Gridley Illinois and we are doing this as a
    Gridley High School Posting Project for world history.
    I on the other hand am doing this as much more than
    just a student with another assignment that has to be
    done. To me this means a lot more because I had an
    uncle that was in the Vietnam War, and he about lost
    his life in battle. I appreciate the actions that you took in trying to keep our country safe and secure.
    It is just a great feeling to know that we are being
    protected by people like you that are willing to lay
    it all down on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice
    for this reason. I thank you again and may God Bless.
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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.