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JOHN WILBUR SAMS JR

  • Wall Name:JOHN W SAMS JR
  • Date of Birth:10/15/1948
  • Date of Casualty:3/22/1970
  • Home of Record:KNOXVILLE
  • County of Record:MARION COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:12W, 34
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

RONNIE EDWARDS ASH

  • Wall Name:RONNIE E ASH
  • Date of Birth:1/7/1945
  • Date of Casualty:3/23/1970
  • Home of Record:PHILADELPHIA
  • County of Record:PHILADELPHIA COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:12W, 34
  • Casualty Province:PHUOC LONG

FRANK HOUSTON ADAMS


is honored on Panel 12W, Line 34 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Praying for you today.

    Posted on 9/8/16 - by Jon Ossewaarde jonnancyo@yahoo.com
    Captain Adams - In honoring your sacrifice and in praying for your family and friends, I am posting part of a Prayer for Veterans (the author is unknown): "Almighty God, in every age, You call certain persons to defend the human family from oppression, tyranny and evil. Today we revere all our veterans: those who rest in honored glory, those who still suffer from the wounds of war.... O God, thank You for the selfless sacrifice of these veterans and of their families. Help us to remember them, to pray for them, and to care for them. Please bring all our departed veterans into Your Kingdom, and console their families with Your unfailing love. Please heal our wounded veterans through the power of Your Holy Spirit.... Through Christ our Lord, Amen."
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  • Translation of Remembrance posted on 10/01/2013.

    Posted on 9/8/16 - by Jon Ossewaarde jonnancyo@yahoo.com
    Captain Adams - I went through Boot Camp and A.I.T. with Michael Mennone. In Country, Michael was assigned to your Company and I was assigned to 1/1. A friend of mine translated the Remembrance that was posted on 10/01/2013: "I am Amerigo, brother of Marine Michael G. Mennone killed in Vietnam in 1969 {June 27, 1969}. At that time my parents had the desire to know how Michael had died and if he said anything in his last moments. On that occasion Captain Adams, who was commander of Golf Company 2nd Battalion 1st Marines and the commander of the unit where my brother Michael was, wrote two letters which comforted my parents, one dated September 20, 1969, and the other dated October 10, 1969. I have read that the Captain had a daughter and I would like to contact her. Of course I would love to contact anyone who had befriended my brother, Michael, both during the period of Vietnam and in the period in the USA, even though my knowledge of the American language is limited. Thank you, Amerigo."
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/18/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR CAPTAIN ADAMS,

    YOU AND I SHARE A BIRTHDAY, ALTHOUGH YOU WERE DECADES BEFORE ME. SCORPIO!
    I ENJOYED READING THE NOTE IN ITALIAN.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. REST IN PEACE AND SEMPER FI MARINE!
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  • Capt. Frank Adams, Marine, Hero, Friend

    Posted on 12/25/15 - by Jim Perella jimperr@aol.com
    Frank, my dear friend, all the years cannot erase you from
    my memory. We shall meet again one day in a happier place.
    PEACE!
    Jim
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/23/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Frank Houston Adams, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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