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is honored on Panel 49E, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • From one Helmke to another

    Posted on 12/7/18
    Rest in peace hero
  • Thank you

    Posted on 5/30/16

    We never met, but we shared a birthday. Your sacrifice will always be remembered.

    Bob Abba
  • From a fellow Helmke

    Posted on 5/30/16
    Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice Now you live forever in the heavens Never forgotten
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/2/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Darrel Bruce Helmke, 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
  • Photo remembrance of Darrel Bruce Helmke

    Posted on 5/17/13

    Photo was provided by Mike Ackerman with the American Legion Post in Cokato, Minnesota.

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The Wall of Faces

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