! Fellow 1st Force Recon Team LeaderPosted on 5/27/15 - by Major Charles Lynn Lowder, USMCI am responding to the email in this string from Michael Remme, Lt. Col. USMCR. I was a newly arrived 1st Force team leader and scrambled onto Lt. Dave "Hot Rod" Hundley's CH-46 that was headed out to do a ladder extract of the remainder of Larry's team who survived the enemy ambush. Sgt. Karkos and a few others got out on the ladder. Later, after the area was prepped by powdered CS from a KC-130, another team was inserted by ladder to retrieve the bodies of the KIAs. These were all fine Marines in every sense and Larry was a very capable Marine Officer. It was a sad day in the unit and those Marines were missed greatly and still are.MORE
My friendPosted on 5/3/15 - by John McCaskillLarry and I were room mates at ECSU in Ada Okla. He was always so full of life, everyone he came in contact with liked him.He had many friends. After all these years its still hard to believe he is gone.MORE
Semper Fi LTPosted on 1/22/14 - by FormerUSNThank you for your sacrifice. We who served during the VN conflict will never forget you.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear 2LT Larry Monroe Beck, 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
Salute to a Fellow VeteranPosted on 3/1/13 - by Jim and Tom Reece, and Rosa King email@example.com MORE
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.