Remembering An American HeroPosted on 8/20/13 - by Curt CarterDear PFC Thomas Robert Kyle Jr, 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
Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial FoundationPosted on 8/2/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial FundIf you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-648-8387.MORE
We RememberPosted on 5/30/11 - by Robert Sage email@example.comThomas is buried at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah,NJ.
PicturePosted on 2/22/11 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation firstname.lastname@example.orgPicture of Thomas Kyle. To view the rest of his profile from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation please go to www.njvvmf.org. Thank you.MORE
Semper FiPosted on 8/20/09 - by R. H. WyattSemper Fi Marine
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 7/24/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.com
"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
thank youPosted on 10/21/03 - by kyle willey firstname.lastname@example.orgHello. My name is Kyle Willey. I am doing this for a project for my World History class at Gridley High School, but it would nevertheless be a privelge to acknowledge your courage and bravery that you showed to your country and fellow Americans. It will forever be remembered by all. God bless you.MORE
Thank-youPosted on 3/30/03 - by Christy StollerThomas,MORE
I would like to remember you by saying thakn you. Your selfless actions for this country mean so much to me as an American. Thanks again.
Never will forgetPosted on 5/25/02 - by Chip KentI did not know you but I will never forget you.MORE
I remember as a small child in Park Ridge hearing
about when somebody was killed in action.
Back then and now I feel as though I have known you all.
Years ago i would walk around the streets of Park Ridge and
think that not to long ago these men walked the same streets
as me. It was a sad thought then and now that they were gone.
All I can say is THANKYOU ALL! I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU ALL!
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.