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JOHN JEROME KOPFER

  • Wall Name:JOHN J KOPFER
  • Date of Birth:10/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/21/1968
  • Home of Record:REDWOOD CITY
  • County of Record:SAN MATEO COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:A1C
  • Panel/Row:40E, 54
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH

JOE LOUIS PEAKE

JOE LOUIS
PEAKE
  • Wall Name:JOE L PEAKE
  • Date of Birth:7/8/1937
  • Date of Casualty:2/21/1968
  • Home of Record:JAMAICA
  • County of Record:QUEENS
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:40E, 52
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH

FRANK RONALD MANELLO


is honored on Panel 40E, Row 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/21/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Frank Ronald Manello, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • A fellow tanker

    Posted on 1/14/09 - by John C Wheeler jcw8846@msn.com
    I remember Frank as a fellow tanker assigned to B Co, 2nd/34th armor in Lai Khe, Vietnam. Frank and I were from Baltimore. Frank was a soft spoken and pleasant young man who longed to return home to teaching at Baltimore City College, one of the oldest and venerable high schools in Baltimore. Frank was transferred to another unit and I was wounded and returned home. It was there that I learned of his sacrafice. Forty years later I still recall Frank's quick smile and his longing for home. He was one of our finest and I'm proud to have known him and humbled to have served in his shadow. Rest in Peace Frank.
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/5/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "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

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/19/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Frank is buried at Baltimore Nat Cem.
  • It is our duty to remember.

    Posted on 1/26/03 - by Jim Gerity
    As one of the 1046 Marylanders who made the ultimate sacrifice we are honored to post your photograph. Operation Remember will continue until we have recovered the photos of all our fallen brothers from the State of Maryland.

    Visit www.vva451.org and click on the Operation Remember banner for more details about this project of remembrance.

    Jim Gerity
    Chairperson
    Operation Remember
    Vietnam Veterans of America
    Baltimore, Chapter 451
    www.vva451.org
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The Wall of Faces

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