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is honored on Panel 24E, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • What I remember about him

    Posted on 6/6/18 - by Polly Hendrix Orr
    Earnest was my cousin. His father and mine were brothers. I remember him as a wonderful person. He came home from Vietnam to find his girlfriend had a new boyfriend, so he went back to Vietnam. I was told he gave his life to protect his men. He drove a truck away from them to draw the fire away from them. I was only 14 when he died and don’t know if my memories are correct.

  • A cousin's memory

    Posted on 2/2/15 - by Polly (Hendrix) Orr
    Earnest was the older cousin that I remember to be a great person. He was always taking care of others and smiling through it all. I will never forget how he gave his life for all of us and saved his fellow Army brothers.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Earnest L Hendrix, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/13/05 - by Robert Sage
    Earnest is buried at East Memorial Gardens cem, Miller Co, AR.

    Posted on 3/16/04 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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The Wall of Faces

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