JAMES CORNEL HEARD
- Wall Name:JAMES C HEARD
- Date of Birth:1/25/1948
- Date of Casualty:6/18/1968
- Home of Record:PHILADELPHIA
- County of Record:PHILADELPHIA COUNTY
- Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
- Panel/Row:56W, 22
- Casualty Province:QUANG TRI
DONALD ROBERT HOFFMAN
- Wall Name:DONALD R HOFFMAN
- Date of Birth:5/30/1942
- Date of Casualty:6/18/1968
- Home of Record:AKRON
- County of Record:SUMMIT COUNTY
- Branch of Service:ARMY
- Panel/Row:56W, 22
- Casualty Province:BIEN HOA
Never forgottenPosted on 6/29/16 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgMarcos will live in the memories of fellow troopers of the 4/12 cav and those of the 3/5 cav. When our country called we served. Freedom of this great nation is bought with sacrifices of young men that do their duty. We became brothers and allegiance to the memories of America's finest. You will never be forgotten.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 6/18/16 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SP4 Marcos Hinojosa, sirMORE
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
You are very missedPosted on 4/28/16 - by Janna Hoehn for RJ MolinaMr Marcos Hinojosa was one of our Vietnam Veterans KIA from Hebbronville, Texas. I am providing you his local friends stories that I have gathered or heard about over the years.MORE
First Mr Hinojosa's hometown information:
Hebbronville, is located in South Texas brush country known as "The Vaquero Capitol of Texas and the USA."
Hebbronville is also the county seat of Jim Hogg County. The county was named after the "first native born Texas governor."
The county (established 1913/population avg 4--6k) has sent numerous sons and daughters to defend Democracy across the world. During WWI (over 20 JHC veterans), WWII (over 550 veterans, Korea Cold War(over 50 veterans), Vietnam (over 50 veterans and Iraq & Afghanistan Wars (over 50 veterans).
Jim Hogg County had 12 veterans KIA during WWII. Our WWII veterans served in the European, Pacific and CBI War Theaters. One of our WWII veterans, Jesus Santos comes out at the end of the movie (faces & names of American POWs), "Back To Bataan" staring John Wayne and Anthony Quinn.
We tragically lost Marcos Hinojosa during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a very popular student and athlete at Hebbronville High School.
Marcos Hinojosa also played various musical instruments with his local group of friends band called The Nomads (named after a popular American made car).
The Nomads band played at local dances with popular American pop music as well as Tex-Mex border (Tejano) music. They also gave serenatas/serenades such as to girlfriends, at birthdays and during the early morning hours of Mother's Day. Marcos also had a despedida/farewell party before he left for our country's service to Vietnam. (look up 'El Soldado Razo' or 'A La Guerra Me Llevan' popular American Tejano veteran songs.)
Marcos Hinojosa became the first and only local Vietnam veteran killed in action (KIA). His funeral procession was attended by practically the whole town among the local VFW Post #357 veteran members and American Legion Post #2011 service/veteran members.
During Mr Marcos Hinojosa's funeral, there were small American Flags decorated along the road to the Hebbronville Cemetary two miles away.
Mr Lucio Herrera was not told of his beloved friend Marcos was KIA until after he got back from Vietnam. (Imagine the shock of his dear friend.)
May Marcos Hinojosa rest in peace.
We RememberPosted on 12/17/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgMarcos cam home from VN after being wounded on 4301968. He was sent to the army hospital at El Paso. He died there on 6181968. He is buried at the Catholic Cemetery in Hebronville, TX. PHMORE
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 5/2/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comFOREVER 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
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.
2/17/1945 - 6/18/1968
the education center at the wall
VVMF is completing the mission of preserving the legacy of our fallen heroes by building an education center to tell the stories of the names on The Wall.