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is honored on Panel 4W, Line 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/17/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Duane George Howell, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/20/13 - by Robert Sage
    Duane is buried at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo County, CO.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 1/23/06 - by Bob Ross
    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 sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

  • thank you

    Posted on 3/16/04 - by ryan mckinsey
    Dear Mr. Howell,
    My name is Ryan McKinsey and I am posting remembrances for our Gridley High School Posting Project in Gridley, Illinois. I just would like to thank you so much for your sacrifice and your brave leadership to give us our freedom we have today. For your gracious effort, you shall always be remembered.
    Sincerely, Ryan McKinsey
  • Thanks!

    Posted on 3/16/04 - by Crystal
    Thanks for the contribution you made to this country. Your courage is greatly appreciated. You gave the ultimate sacrifice in that you gave your life for what you believed in. You will never be forgotten.
    Crystal Alvey
    Gridley, Illinois Posting Project
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The Wall of Faces

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