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is honored on Panel 19E, Line 72 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/10/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Del Ray Jacobs, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 5/9/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 3/23/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/12/04 - by Robert Sage
    Del is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
  • I read his Name

    Posted on 11/16/02 - by Todd Vogler
    I dont know this man. I dont know any of his family members. I am not a relative, nor, am I a close friend of his. I am simply an individual who has not forgotten that freedom is not free. I have placed a commitment in my life to recognize that some have paid a very costly sacrifice for my freedom. And such a sacrifice should not, and will not, go unnoticed. I represented my Police Department by volunteering to drive to Washington D.C., to participate in the 20th anniversary of the Reading of the Names, which was sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. On Friday 8 November 2002 at 1050 hours, I was honored by reading his name. I paused when I read his name. The crowd was silent. This day it was unseasonably cold. The grass was wet from the dew. When I read his name, I could only pray that the good Lord has eased his familys anguish. And I pray that his soul rests in heaven knowing that his efforts have not gone unnoticed, and, that many have grown up in a world whos freedom was secured by his efforts. Peace be with you.
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The Wall of Faces

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