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is honored on Panel 40E, Line 76 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 2/25/18 - by
    PFC Jack G. Krider was an infantryman serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. While serving in Vietnam, PFC Krider became ill and was evacuated to the hospital ship USS Repose where he reportedly died from encephalitis and pneumonia on February 23, 1968. He was posthumously promoted to corporal. [Taken from]
  • A Hard Loss.......

    Posted on 12/19/14 - by connie wethington gilmore
    You have never been forgotten. I think of you often. The day you left as you walked down the steps my heart sank. I am still searching for you in my dreams so you can come home. My heart is with you now and forever.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Jack Gale Krider, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/22/09 - by Robert Sage
    Jack is buried at Calcutta Cemetery in Carbon, IN. PH
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 11/1/05 - 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 heros 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 heros 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
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