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DONALD MAURICE KRETSINGER

  • Wall Name:DONALD M KRETSINGER
  • Date of Birth:10/6/1947
  • Date of Casualty:11/8/1967
  • Home of Record:LEAF RIVER
  • County of Record:OGLE COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:29E, 51
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

GABRIEL LONA

GABRIEL
LONA
  • Wall Name:GABRIEL LONA
  • Date of Birth:11/24/1946
  • Date of Casualty:11/8/1967
  • Home of Record:LOS ANGELES
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:29E, 51
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH

EARL DAWSON LAWRENCE


is honored on Panel 29E, Row 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Earl Dawson Lawrence, 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 12/23/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Earl is buried at the City Cemetery in Neches, TX. PH
  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 11/13/06 - by Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

    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 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 all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
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  • A Soldier Remembered

    Posted on 7/5/05 - by William Reed palestinetx@hotmail.com
    Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Our roots go back to Palestine Texas - a great place to grow up.

    Your memorial is now part of www.txua.com


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  • Thank you

    Posted on 1/14/04
    I do not know you but I thank you. Your heroism made this country what it is today.

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