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DAVID JAMES BAITINGER


is honored on Panel 17W, Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/24/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PRIVATE BAITINGER,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A LIGHT AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY CREWMEMBER. ARTILLERYMEN WILL ALWAYS HOLD A PLACE IN MY HEART. HALLOWEEN IS APPROACHING, AND ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS' DAYS - THE DAYS WE HONOR THOSE WHO LEFT US. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/12/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PVT David James Baitinger, 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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  • A Hero Remembered

    Posted on 4/2/09 - by Bryce Kelley (8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Medford WI) kellebr@medford.k12.wi.us
    David,
    The Eighth grade students at the Medford Area Middle School, Medford, WI have been working on a project to put faces with the names of each of the 1160 men from the state of Wisconsin who are listed on "The Wall." It is our hope that through your picture your legacy will live forever.

    Thank you for your service to your country and for your sacrifice.

    You are not forgotten.
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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 11/13/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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  • Thank you

    Posted on 3/17/03 - by Brian Vercler
    Dear Fallen Soldier
    I am a senior from Gridley High School located in Gridley Illinois. Our class is making remembrances for the virtual wall for many of the soldiers that died in the Vietnam War. You and many other soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice. You have my greatest thanks for your service, loyalty, and love for this country. Sincerely
    Brian Vercler
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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.