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MELVIN RAY LONG

  • Wall Name:MELVIN R LONG
  • Date of Birth:3/8/1946
  • Date of Casualty:9/13/1968
  • Home of Record:TOPEKA
  • County of Record:SHAWNEE COUNTY
  • State:KS
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:44W, 50
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

DAVID ALLAN MAHAN

  • Wall Name:DAVID A MAHAN
  • Date of Birth:3/20/1947
  • Date of Casualty:9/13/1968
  • Home of Record:TROY
  • County of Record:MIAMI COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:44W, 50
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

CHARLES LAVERN LUMM


is honored on Panel 44W, Line 50 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/13/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP5 Charles Lavern Lumm, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Remembrance

    Posted on 5/2/12 - by University of Texas, San Antonio
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/9/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Charles is buried at Ft Sam Houston Nat Cem, San Antonio,TX.
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  • From your sister

    Posted on 7/24/09 - by Carol Lumm chirpcal@hotmail.com
    I miss our lengthy discussions and your friendship. I wish my son and grandchildren had the opportunity to know you. Stella has never forgotten you. I thank Steven Rounding for being there when you needed someone.
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  • i was there, and heard his last words

    Posted on 3/2/02 - by Steven M. Rounding
    charlie, and i were both medic's with the 498th dust off. we were good friends. we were both stationed at lz uplift, and both went out on missions at the same time. i got back and droped off our patients, and i heard on the radio that the medic on the other ship was shot.
    when charlies ship returned, we got him off the ship, and into the field hospital.
    when a priest came in to give charlie the last rights, charlie looked at me, and said "don't let me die with my glasses on" so i took his glasses off, and he was gone.
    i still to this day see everything that happened that night in september.
    you will never be forgotten charlie. thank-you for being my friend.
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The Wall of Faces

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