Remembering an American HeroPosted on 6/11/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.com
Dear CPL Phillip Dean Hardy, sir
As a native North Carolinian, 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
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We RememberPosted on 4/24/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgPhillip is buried in Pricetown Cemetery, Mount Olive, Wayne Co, NC. His military stone says Co D, 16 ARM, 173 ABN. BSM PH
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My hero & My True LovePosted on 11/9/09 - by email@example.comMy Love You have traveled with me for 41+ years And will be with me forever! My love for you is as strong for you today as it was the day you walked away from me in hurt and anger. But I was hurt worst the only regret I have and I am still carrying it with me is when I ask you to wait till I was 18 to marry you or at least a few more months. I should have listened to you and maybe we would have had our family and growing old together. Forgive me my Love as I have forgiven you for things that happened after the worst day of my life. I still love you and always will and I still waited for you after you left in hopes that when you came home you still wanted me! You are My Hero and will always be My True LoveMORE
True LovePosted on 11/3/09 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Love of MY Life I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. iT HAS TAKEN ME 41 PLUS YEARS TO WRITE THIS.I regret that things didn't work out and I couldn't marry you when you ask and I know that I hurt and made you angry with me , I just couldn't at the time ,to young and my regrets I should have listened to you I didn't say no I just ask you to wait alittle longer until I was 18 I know that I hurt you but you hurt me too when you turned and walked away from me. My Love I still love you and always will love you, I so miss your smile and all the good times we shared would not trade my time with for anything. You are and always will be my love and my HERO . When my time comes to leave this world and go to yours I hope you will be the one who greets me. Rest my Darling Phil You will always be MY TRUE LOVE.PMORE
We miss youPosted on 5/4/07 - by Stephanie Hardy Alphin, family email@example.comYou left us way to early and you are missed by your family. But I know that my daddy (your big brother) and you are together in heaven having a great time together.MORE
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 4/26/06 - by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.orgFOREVER 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:
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
SelfishnessPosted on 11/5/03 - by Jamie Dennison email@example.comHello, my name is Jamie Dennison. I am from Gridley High School, and I just wanted to take time out of my busy and selfish schedule to write and thank you for everything you have done for this country. You probably did not realize that you gave up your time, family, friends, and future to rid yourself of selfishness. By doing so you gave me freedom and you gave me courage. Thank you for not being selfish and for doing what Christ wanted you to do for him. You will always be remembered in my life and the lives of others who come across your name and this remembrance.MORE
Jesus Loves You,
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.