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NORMAN WARD HOLMES

  • Wall Name:NORMAN W HOLMES
  • Date of Birth:3/18/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/9/1968
  • Home of Record:COSMOPOLIS
  • County of Record:GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY
  • State:WA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:38E, 52
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG

RICKY LEE HULL

  • Wall Name:RICKY L HULL
  • Date of Birth:1/30/1948
  • Date of Casualty:2/9/1968
  • Home of Record:ZANESVILLE
  • County of Record:MUSKINGUM COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:WO
  • Panel/Row:38E, 52
  • Casualty Province:PHONG DINH

NORBERT PAUL HOLZAPFEL


is honored on Panel 38E, Row 52 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SSGT Norbert Paul Holzapfel, 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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  • Your a Hero Uncle Nippy!

    Posted on 6/14/13

    I have or will ever forget you Uncle Nippy. My heart and thoughts have always stayed with me as I have grown through the years for you. Though your life was taken way to soon, thank you for serving your country with love and respect.. You are and will always be my Hero..

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  • For SSGT Norbert Paul HOLZAPFEL, USA...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his life!

    Posted on 4/19/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Sergeant Holzapfel, you had given your last full measure of devotion in the service of your country...OUR country! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! Your courage and bravery will be remembered for years and years to come, as will the stories of your exploits in defende of liberty and justice for all! You saved many lives in Vietnam! You had given all that mortality can give. Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! You had brought honor to Pittsburgh, the home of heroes BRAVE AND TRUE!...the city where three rivers meet...the home of the BUCS and the STEELERS! Even Rocky Bleier, who played for the STEELERS, and who himself served in Nam (He was wounded there) would be proud of you. You had lived up to the code of chivalry and conduct of those who guard this beloved land...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses a sense of pride and yet, of humility. I believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start)can claim as one of their own, and whom I admire so greatly---SO GREATLY---as one of my three top favorite fabulous songbirds, along with Julie Andrews, who's from England, and Dusty Springfield, also from England, but she passed on some years before, would be very proud of your service to our country, and the sacrifices you made to keep our country free! Well done, Sergeant! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • For SSGT Norbert Paul HOLZAPFEL, USA...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his life!

    Posted on 4/19/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Sergeant Holzapfel, you had given your last full measure of devotion in the service of your country...OUR country! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! Your courage and bravery will be remembered for years and years to come, as will the stories of your exploits in defende of liberty and justice for all! You saved many lives in Vietnam! You had given all that mortality can give. Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! You had brought honor to Pittsburgh, the home of heroes BRAVE AND TRUE!...the city where three rivers meet...the home of the BUCS and the STEELERS! Even Rocky Bleier, who played for the STEELERS, and who himself served in Nam (He was wounded there) would be proud of you. You had lived up to the code of chivalry and conduct of those who guard this beloved land...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses a sense of pride and yet, of humility. I believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start)can claim as one of their own, and whom I admire so greatly---SO GREATLY---as one of my three topm favorite fabulous songbirds, along with Julie Andrews, who's from England, and Dusty Springfield, also from England, but she passed on some years before, would be very proud of your service to our country, and the sacrifices you made to keep our country free! Well done, Sergeant! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/17/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Norbert is buried at St Martin's Cemetery, Pittsburgh,PA. BSM PH-OLC
  • God Bless You

    Posted on 5/8/09 - by Carol Haberchak vvmf@vvmf.org
    I will never forget the sacrifices made by all of the Vietnam soldiers and will keep all of you in my heart until my last day on earth.

    Your journey on earth ended too soon, but you will have everlasting life in heaven.

    Thank you for your bravery and courage.

    Rest in peace dear soldier.
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/10/06 - by Bill Nelson 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-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

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