Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/29/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear 1LT Douglas Graham Magruder, 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
Who Shall We SendPosted on 4/26/09 - by Dave Avery firstname.lastname@example.org MORE
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MOREPosted on 12/13/07 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM
DOUGLAS GRAHAM MAGRUDER
WAS A FORMER MEMBER OF
THE CORPS OF CADETS AT THE
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
WEST POINT, NEW YORK
IN THE CLASS OF 1966
ALTHOUGH HE LEFT WEST POINT
AND RECEIVED HIS BS MATH FROM THE
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IN 1966
HE BECAME AN OFFICER IN
THE UNITED STATES ARMY
RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS
THEN LATER MET HIS UNTIMELY DEATH
ON 18 NOVEMBER 1967
WHILE SERVING WITH THE
319TH AIRBORNE FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT
" LOYALTY "
173RD AIRBORNE BRIGADE ( SEPARATE )
" SKYSOLDIERS "
HE WAS A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE
BRONZE STAR MEDAL
ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
PURPLE HEART MEDAL
NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL
VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL
REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL
AND WAS ENTITLED TO WEAR THE
COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE
ARMY PARACHUTE WINGS
TODAY HE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY IN
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SECTION 30 - SITE NO. 897-1
" WHERE VALOR PROUDLY SLEEPS "
WEDNESDAY 27 JANUARY 1999
319TH AIRBORNE FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT
" LOYALTY "
During 1967, the battalion's operations centered around Dak To, Vietnam, where the battalion received its third Presidential Unit Citation during Operation MacArthur.
Later, the same year, the battalion received the Meritorious Unit Citation.
During Operation Junction City in support of the 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate), Charlie Battery was the first United States Field Artillery unit to fire a 105mm projectile during the Vietnam War.
Friend & Fellow AAU SwimmerPosted on 5/26/07 - by Alexis G. Malcolm Kehm email@example.comHello Doug!MORE
Here's to you on Memorial Day & all the fun (& work) we had while awaiting our swimming events. Always will remember your enthusiasm for our goofy card games. Our love goes out to your wife Shelly (my sister cheerleader), your child & brothers. We are at one in their pain as we lost our youngest, a Marine, in 2005 & have started a bagpiping scholarship in his name.
You two watch out for each other!
Alexis (Lexie Jo) Malcolm Grisinger Kehm & Chuck Kehm
We RememberPosted on 9/24/04 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgDouglas is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
High School ClassmatePosted on 12/28/01 - by R. DorfI remember Doug from homeroom at Gables High sometime between 1959 to June, 1961. He sat to my right just a ahead of me. Although I barely knew him, I knew him well enough so long ago to recall his smile. My heart goes out to him, his family and close friends. May he rest in peace and may his ultimate sacrifice not be forgotten. Robert Dorf (email@example.com)MORE
A fellow OfficerPosted on 4/6/01I served in the same battalion and trained with you at the start of our careers. I remember you well...standing in formations. So much potential, so much capability.....MORE
A Fellow OfficerPosted on 7/10/00 - by Jack WilsonI was in Vietnam the day I saw your name in Stars & Stripes, the war became more personal that day. I remember the day we met at Ft Bragg and I told you that you would stay with the 82d for approximately 18 mponths and that's when yhou told me that you had volunteered for Vietnam and would only be with us of 4 months. I remember Honey and how much in love you were. I remember the good times you and Honey and Ellen and I had together. I wrote your first efficency report. I'm sure it would have been the first of many exceptional reports. I have not had the courage to see "The Wall." Too many good friend and too many memories. Maybe someday. Rest in peace. I think of you often.MORE
Doug - Today is Memorial Day and I was thinking of you. Three years ago,my husband and I placed a brick in your honor at our Memorial for Vietnam Servicemen in Roswell, Georgia. There was a beautiful service there today. I have lost contact with your brother Bobby. I hope that maybe he will see this to you and know that you are remembered.MORE
Leslie Walter Brannon
Coral Gables High,
Class of 1960.
Hardly got to know youPosted on 12/2/98 - by Peter LuhrsHello, Doug...MORE
You can't imagine how sorry I was to find your name on The Wall. You had so much to offer, but never really got the chance. I have very fond memories of you from ROTC. Too bad that I didn't get to know you better.
Somewhere along the line I had heard that you had been killed in Viet Nam, but never knew for sure...
We can rejoice that you are in heaven, but it would have been nice if you could have blessed our planet a little longer.
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.