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  • Memorial Day 2018

    Posted on 5/27/18 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear First Lieutenant Sharon Ann Lane, ma'am.

    Remembering you and those you served with on this upcoming Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 28, 2018 You are not and will not be forgotten.

    May America always stand, and may it stand for the freedom and values that you defended.

    With respect, Ma'am
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  • Honor

    Posted on 5/27/18 - by stan lawrence gslawrence2000@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service during the Vietnam war. If it were not for your selfless service there would be many more names on the Wall.
  • Thank You For Your Service.

    Posted on 5/18/18
    I researched you for a school project and I really admire your work. Thank you for your service.
  • I responded to the Rocket Attack in Chu Lai on June 8, 1969

    Posted on 4/1/18 - by Alan R. Nelson ar_nelson@msn.com
    I was with the U S Navys Chu Lai Naval Support Activity from 8-15-68 to 8-15-69.
    I was a truck Captain (driver pump operator). We had a member of the fire department catch on fire so we were in the hospital numerous times before they sent him to Japan for treatment.
    They also called upon us to wash the blood out of the Med Evac helicopters.
    When the rockets hit the hospital we responded almost immediately.
    I can tell you the Army Nurses and Doctors were on their feet helping people. It was an awful scene. We saw the Nurses giving the absolute best care any GI could ask for. I did not get to know Lt. Lane just a brief hello and smile but she was always busy.
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  • SHARON ANN LANE - CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL WITH ' V ' FOR VALOR DEVICE

    Posted on 8/14/17 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM

    CITATION

    FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

    THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

    WITH ' V ' FOR VALOR DEVICE

    Army General Orders NUMBER 598

    4 July 1969

    TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

    LANE, SHARON ANN

    OFFICER FIRST LIEUTENANT

    ARMY NURSE CORPS

    312TH EVACUATION HOSPITAL

    UNITED STATES ARMY.

    Awarded: Bronze Star with " V " Device

    Date of Action: 8 June, 1969

    Theater: Republic of Vietnam
    Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, AR 672-5-1, and USARV Reg 672-1.

    Reason: For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Lieutenant Lane distinguished herself by exceptionally valorous actions during a rocket attack on the 312th Evacuation Hospital. Since her arrival at the hospital, her untiring efforts as a general duty staff nurse have made her ward a particularly outstanding one. It was through the application of rare foresight and sound principals of management that Lieutenant Lane overcame and minimized the problems inherent in providing medical support in a combat environment. As the sounds of the first incoming rockets reported throughout the hospital, Lieutenant Lane, thinking only of the welfare of her patients, rushed to her ward in an effort to protect her charges from harm. At this time the ward took a direct hit from an enemy 122mm rocket. The resultant explosion produced metal fragments that struck Lieutenant Lane, taking her life. As a result of Lieutenant Lane's courageous actions in the face of adversity, total disaster to the ward was prevented and many lives were saved. Lieutenant Lane's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon herself, her unit and the United States Army.

    FOR THE COMMANDER:
    OFFICIAL:
    JAMES H. LINDAHL
    CPT, MSC
    Adjutant

    ROGER S. SCHENKE
    CPT, MSC
    Asst Adjutant


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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.