Remembering An American HeroPosted on 12/17/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PFC James Randolph Hurst, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
We RememberPosted on 5/17/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgJames is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery, Waycross, Ware County,GA. BSM PH
comrad-friendPosted on 11/3/08 - by Mark Schneider 14 sycamore green ac. Dittmer,Mo 63023I knew Jim in vietnam. Jim you were a great guy. Your smile helped us and your laugh gave us strength. August 69 was a bad month. We lost too many. Just wanted to let you know you are thought of and always will be.MORE
MY DADPosted on 8/8/08 - by MICHELLE HUNT THATNURS23@AOL.COMHE DIED SO VERY LONG AGOMORE
JUST A YOUNG MAN OF 20 WAS HE.
IN A FOREIGN LAND FULL OF STRANGERS
NOT FULLY AWARE OF ALL THE DANGERS.
FIGHTING IN A WAR THAT NO ONE COULD WIN
HE LOST HIS LIFE AND THAT WAS THE END.
I WAS ONLY A SMALL CHILD ON THAT FATEFUL DAY
WITH NO MEMORY OF HIM OR THOUGHT OF DISMAY.
I HAVE JUST A FEW PICTURES AND THAT IS ALL
OF A MAN I DONT KNOW, SO HANDSOME AND TALL.
I'D LOVE TO KNOW MORE BUT NO ONE WILL BOTHER
THIS SPECIAL MAN-A STRANGER TO ME-WAS ONCE MY FATHER.
HE APPEARED TO LOVE ME IN PICTURES SO SWEET.
OH HOW I WISH THIS MAN I COULD MEET!
I LONG TO SEE HIM AND HOLD HIM TIGHT
TELL HIM I LOVE HIM AND TALK ALL NIGHT.
THIS CANNOT BE TIL I REACH HEAVEN ABOVE
WHERE I WILL KISS HIS FACE AND TELL HIM OF MY DEEP LOVE.
HOW COULD I KNOW AFTER 23 YEARS
HE WOULD STAY ON MY MIND AND BRING ME TEARS?
THEY ARE TEARS OF JOY AND SORRW TOO
BECAUSE I DONT KNOW HIM, BUT GUESS WHAT DAD? I LOOK LIKE YOU!
I WANT TO KISS HIS FACE AND HOLD HIS HAND,
I'D TELL HIM "DAD, I UNDERSTAND.
YOU HAD TO GO, YOU LEFT TOO SOON. WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN, I'LL LOOK FOR YOU.
I'LL HAVE SOMEONE WITH ME I'LL WANT YOU TO SEE.
HE'S THE ONE WHO LOVED AND TOOK CARE OF ME.
WHEN YOU MEET HIM, YOU'LL LOVE HIM TOO,
FOR HE IS MY DADDY AS WELL AS YOU.
An Uncle I could never knowPosted on 11/8/06 - by Mackenzie M. WorthleyI am very sad that I did not have the chance of meeting him before he was lost to battle. My mom was only ten. I used to see him in my dreams when I was young. I wish he could see his son Jimmy grow up, and his kids. So much loss over war? And for what? What did we gain from this?MORE
He made us all ProudPosted on 11/7/06 - by Scott Dilbeck email@example.comRandy was one of my favorite cousins. I was only 9 years old, but I remember how proud we all were that he was a strong military man at such a young age. He would would always write to me, and send the coolest stuff from where he was stationed. I think of him often, and I will never forget him.MORE
Meet your MomPosted on 6/21/06 - by firstname.lastname@example.org meet his Mom at the wall july of 05 would like to learn more about Mr Hurst
The good die youngPosted on 9/11/05 - by Andy Patterson email@example.comThank you Randy for serving this great country! We need more like you.
Son, you are always on my mindPosted on 10/3/03 - by Lea Helms firstname.lastname@example.orgI will always remember you, my tall and handsome brown eyed son. You were always such a joy from the day you were born. You were such a wonderful and loving son, always trying to take care of everyone, making sure no one got left behind. You are always walking in the hall ways of my memory.MORE
Missing you DaddyPosted on 9/29/03 - by Michelle (Hurst) Hunt email@example.comMy head aches just trying to recall at least one memory but I was too small. Sometimes you're with me or so I have felt.I was always missing you but didn't know why, you were only a face in my memory that I now call daddy, a face that I loved, and still miss so.MORE
James HurstPosted on 5/28/03 - by Bill LaFontaineReference is made of this hero in the book "Death Valley" by Kieth William Nolan. May God bless this heros family.
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.