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THOMAS FORD HARDING

  • Wall Name:THOMAS F HARDING
  • Date of Birth:4/24/1948
  • Date of Casualty:11/10/1967
  • Home of Record:SEATTLE
  • County of Record:KING COUNTY
  • State:WA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:29E, 66
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

DAVID EARL HELM

  • Wall Name:DAVID E HELM
  • Date of Birth:8/24/1947
  • Date of Casualty:11/10/1967
  • Home of Record:KENNEDALE
  • County of Record:TARRANT COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:29E, 66
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

ARTHUR LOREN HAWKINS JR


is honored on Panel 29E, Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/17/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Arthur Loren Hawkins Jr., Served with Company B, 2nd Battalion. 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Arthur Loren Hawkins 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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  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 4/11/10 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/21/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Arthur is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, CA.
  • Posted on 3/12/07 - by Bill Nelson 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne 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-laden 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 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne STRIKE FORCE Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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The Wall of Faces

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