Remembering a pal.Posted on 9/16/16 - by Frank A. Vargo firstname.lastname@example.orgI visit your grave when in town. I sit by your grave and open up a bag of Payday candy bars like your mom used to pack for us when we would go on Boy Scout trips with Troop 94. I always leave you a Payday. You were my Class President and you stood by me when I needed support. We graduated together. I was stationed (USAF) overseas and could not attend your funeral. I think of you often and know that you are in God's hands. RIP dear friend.MORE
NOT FORGOTTENPosted on 11/12/13 - by JERRY SANDWISCH WOOD COUNTY OHIO VIETNAM VET 1969-70THE WAR MAY BE FORGOTTEN BUT THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!!REST IN PEACE JOSEPH.
Thank youPosted on 11/11/13I was a fellow student and band member at Coventry High School. Al was a great guy.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/31/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear 1LT Joseph Alan Lofton, 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
We RememberPosted on 12/30/12 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Akron,OH. PH
UnkiePosted on 11/18/11 - by Phyllis LoftonStill very, very sad.
Semper FiPosted on 11/12/11 - by A MarineSemper Fi, Sir.
thank youPosted on 5/14/06 - by StudentI am a student and I am writing in this for a school project. My dad knew you and told me I should pick you. From what I read you were a great pilot and soldier. I'm sorry to hear though that you lost your life in a plane crash. You shocked most of your squadron. You were a great help to the nation though. That's what makes America a great country! People risking their lives to save others. That's what you did and I wish I could thank you for that! It must have been hard being really young and just getting thrown into war. You can be called a hero and will never be forgotten!MORE
Lt. LoftonPosted on 5/26/03 - by Deane Swickard
I was there the day he was shot down. As always, he was doing his duty honorably and courageously. He was a cherished squadron mate and a good pilot. His death was a blow to everyone in the squadron. We haven't forgotten him, we never will.
Thank YouPosted on 11/12/02 - by Donald LytleAs a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"MORE
As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE"
As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"
And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG
Again, thank you for your valiant and faithful service, contribution, and most holy of sacrifices given to this great country of ours! ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
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.