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GARY LYLE KESTLER


is honored on Panel 64W, Line 11 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 5/28/17 - by A US Marine, Quang Tri
    Semper Fidelis, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/25/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LCPL Gary Lyle Kestler, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/29/06 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Gary is buried at Mountain View Cem, Oregon City, OR.
  • On My Mind

    Posted on 5/29/06 - by Jeff Kemhus USN (Ret) jeffkemhus@yahoo.com
    I didn't really know Gary that well, he was in high school and I was just a kid. We were friends of his family and I would see him from time to time, but I remember thinking he was "pretty cool". I have been brought to tears by reading a few of the other remembrances. Some are profound, others are simple, but they all seem to be from the heart. I hope news of the existence of this web site spreads as I believe there are people somewhere who have remembrances about each name on the wall. And although Gary is the only person I know, I feel an overwhelming sense of compassion for them all. I joined the navy shortly after the end of the Viet Nam war and never experienced actual combat. But I always wondered, and hoped, that in the heat of battle, that I could be counted upon to do my duty as I know Gary and so many others did.
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  • Gary L. Kestler

    Posted on 10/6/01 - by Lorraine Chester
    May 28, 1968
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