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RONNIE LEE GROS


is honored on Panel 28E, Line 67 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Saber Charlie 1-3 Xray to Saber Charlie 1-3

    Posted on 1/25/16 - by cavvet34@aol.com
    Ronnie and I served together in VN on the same M113 Armored Personnel Carrier for 9 months until 10/25/67.
    We had become very close friends. I was with him on 10/25/67. We shared a great deal together. I will always remember him as a unique American Hero. I enjoyed the "Big Brother" post. That is the Ronnie I knew. Many years ago I called Mr and Mrs Gros and told them about my time with Ronnie. I live in KC,Mo so Ronnie and I had STL and KC Mo in common as well. I would love to hear from any family member regarding my time with Ronnie. Michael J Callahan cavvet34@aol.com
    PS I took and donated the picture displayed of Ronnie
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  • Hey, Big Brother

    Posted on 12/16/15 - by William Puckett
    Always mean to do this in October, but find the memories distracting. Ron filled the role of big brother for me from the time I met him when I joined Cub Scouts until his death. He helped a lot of us younger kids, stopping some of the jerk kids in the neighborhood from bullying us, encouraging us in Scouts, and in other activities. I miss him terribly as well as Mom and Dad Gros and the rest of the family. It feels very weird to be looking at my 64th birthday coming and he will always be 21, young, self-assured, and ready to give everything he had for what he believed in. I did make it to the Wall, Ron. I was still working for the Forest Service then so I left my card with some thoughts on the back. I have the name rubbing stored with the news clipping and other odds and ends, but even without that, I always have you alive in my memory. God bless and see you again someday.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Ronnie Lee Gros, 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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  • WE remember

    Posted on 11/15/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Ronnie is buried at Valhalla Burial Park in Belleville, IL.
  • Your Angel Day

    Posted on 10/25/09 - by 60's Girl
    Mere words cannot express my appreciation for your service to our country and the ultimate sacrifice that you made so that other might have their freedom.

    Although it may have seemed and others might feel the loss of your life was in vain and that the Vietnam War was a senseless war I am one American who does not believe this. I believe that what you did for your country was not in vain but that your sacrifice has been and will always be an influence for good for our country for generations to come.

    Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing up for what was right and for paying the ultimate price.

    In your honor today on your Angel Day I leave this short poem for you:

    “There is not greater love than this.
    There is not a greater gift that can ever be given.
    To be willing to die, so another might live.
    There is not greater love than this.”
    ~ Steven Curtis Chapman
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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.

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