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RONALD GENE BAUGHMAN


is honored on Panel 33W, Line 46 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/3/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Ron is buried at Concordia Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County,IN.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 10/13/05 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "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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  • Boyhood friend

    Posted on 8/16/05 - by Steve Freels guido@mw.net
    When I was a child, if I could have been anyone else I would have said I wanted to be Ronnie. He was just the best childhood friend anyone could have. I remember friend. I remember. So now you're not just my Hero, but a Hero in the eyes of all Americans.
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  • Thank you PFC Ronald Gene Baughman

    Posted on 12/5/03 - by Donald Lytle afarmersboy@yahoo.com
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Ronald Gene Baughman, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you PFC Ronald Gene Baughman, for a job well done!

    REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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  • in gratitude

    Posted on 2/3/03 - by cynthia blake
    Ronald Gene Baughman

    I feel everyone here needs some acknowledgement of their ultimate sacrifice for our country. You died much too young. You had a life that deserved many more years. You left behind people who loved you and who, I imagine still feel the pain of your loss to this day. I hope they have comfort in knowing you are at rest and that they will someday see you again in a much better place.

    Your courage and efforts in Viet Nam will never be forgotten in my heart and in a multitude of others who have the utmost respect and honor for the soldiers who lost their lives there.

    in Peace always
    February 3, 2003
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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.