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
Who Shall We SendPosted on 6/18/03 - by Dave Avery"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."MORE
Isaiah 6:8 Et Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis
Requiescant in Pace
MY FRIEND - MY HEROPosted on 12/16/99 - by Tomas Rios firstname.lastname@example.orgI met Marcos around 1960 in our hometown ofMORE
Hebbronville, not sure if we were working the watermelon patches or picking cotton, but I remember hearing Marcos play the guitar and sing some spanish songs. This
very good looking young man could really play and sing. Light complacted and green eyes set him aside from the rest of us copper color looking kids, but he made no big deal
of it, he just wanted to be part of the barrio guys, and he was..
I was drefted in 1966, and held a party where I remember Marcos playing and singing
the song "Where have all the flowers Gone?"
This guy was really talented. But his life
was cut short by the enemy in V.N. What a war, the only thing it accomplished, as I
see it, was to let us know who were the true
Americans, and who were the cowards! Marcos didn't win a medal of honor or silver medal
in the eyes of most Americans, But as I sit
in my house, with my car outside a good job,
a beautiful and educated family of 5, I say,
MUNCHAS GRACIAS MI HEROE, SENOR MARCOS
HINOJOSA, EN MI CORAZON USTED MI AMIGO MERESE UNA CORONA DE ORO.
THANK YOU MY HERO, MR. MARCOS HINOJOSA, IN
MY HEART YOU DESERVE A GOLDEN CROWN.
My friend I know you are in heaven, you already spent your time in HELL !
Forever Your Friend
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.