Remembering An American HeroPosted on 8/3/16 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear 1LT Timothy Kim Le Clair, 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, Sir
My Hero, My UnclesPosted on 6/29/12 - by Jeff Wohlgemuth email@example.com
Uncle Tim, You passed before I was born. While growing up everytime I came to Grandma and Grandpas house The first thing I did was go into the study and look at your medals hanging on the wall and look at the picture of you recieving one of your two bronze stars being pinned on by GEN Westmoreland. I grew up wanting to know about the Vietnam war, I've read books biographys about peoples time there, Watched movies trying to learn as much as possiable. Mom told me how you died. Your tour was up and you extended for 30 more days, You were out on a patrol and came up on a cave , You sent one of your men in and heard a shot. Being the patrol leader you could of sent another one in but you decided to go yourself and thats when you were shot. What leadership. I joined the Marines when I was a SR in high school mainly because of you and your brothers who all served, I was the first grandchild in the family to serve. When I was in my MOS school I came to grandmas house to see them. I showed up in my dress blues nobody knew I was comming after grandma saw me the first thing she did after hugging me was took me to see grandpa who was in the basement. Grandpa was sitting at a desk and when he saw me and smiled, he didn't say a word but you could see the proud look on his face. Then I went up to the study and looked at your medals. This was the first time I knew what they were. Later that day after dinner Uncle Jim and Uncle John told me to come outside when I came out they handed me a beer and welcomed me to the brotherhood of the military and then started giving me shit for being in the Marines cus they all went Army. I will never forget that. Aunt Suzie gave me your flag after Jon passed a couple years ago. It was faded I asked mom why and she told me after you were buried Grandpa put up a 30ft flag pole and flew it everyday in your honor until they moved out of the house you grew up in 30 yrs later. Mom gave me your medals a couple months after grandpa passed at the age of 92. I still look at them everyday. I served 20 yrs and retired from the military in 2011 and now work for a 3 letter agency in DC. I have been to the wall that bears your name many times and wounder what it would be like to sit and have a beer and talk to you. You and your brothers are the reason why I enlisted, Even though you were gone you had an impact on my life. I feel honored to take care of your flag and medals and your memory and unselfish service will live on.
I won't ever forget -Posted on 6/14/12 - by Dianne (hahn) Fishwick DJFISHWICK@COMCAST.NET
I remember you growing up as the boy next door. I remember when all the kids in the neighborhood played together and got into mischief together. You were my friend's big brother. I remember how handsome you looked in your uniform. Now my only child is a sergeant in the Army - we have all growm up and grown much older - but you will forever be 25. I won't youget you. A childhood friend, Dianne (Hahn) Fishwick
Never ForgottenPosted on 4/18/06 - by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.orgFOREVER REMEMBEREDMORE
"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
We RememberPosted on 12/5/04 - by Robert Sage email@example.comTimothy is buried at Jefferson Barracks Nat Cem.
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.