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is honored on Panel 4E, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • RIP to an American Hero

    Posted on 5/22/15 - by Brandon Bentz
    Donald Karlin was my great uncle on my Mother's side. My Grandfather Jim spoke of his brother often and with great admiration. I am proud to be related to Donald or as my Mother and her brother and sisters called him... Uncle Bud.
  • To Kirsten

    Posted on 10/19/14 - by Ken Etscheid USMC H&S 2nd Battalion 7th Marines
    Kirsten, I served with your dad in Vietnam and spent a month with him on a radio relay site up on a hill for about 5 weeks. Just the two of us. I came to admire him and cherish that time I got to know him. I remember when you were born, just a day before we shipped out. I wrote to your mom and still have the beautiful letter she wrote back to me. Your mom and his sisters kind of adopted me after that sending me letters and care packages which they used to send your Dad. I was honored. I lost touch over the passing years with the family but always wanted to get in touch with you, in fact I still do. The last I had heard you had gotten married. I would love to hear from you if you see this. Say hello to your Mom for me. I hope you are all well. Best Regards, Ken
  • Dear Dad, I wish I had a chance to know you.

    Posted on 9/23/14 - by K.F.
    This is my father. He was shipped out when I was born and he died 3 days before he was supposed to come home. I was 7 months old. I still have the letters he wrote me and I cherish the love he had for me and my mom.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Donald Dean Karlin, 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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/5/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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