A fellow tankerPosted on 1/14/09 - by John C Wheeler firstname.lastname@example.orgI 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.MORE
Never ForgottenPosted on 1/5/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comFOREVER REMEMBEREDMORE
"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
We RememberPosted on 12/19/04 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgFrank is buried at Baltimore Nat Cem.
It is our duty to remember.Posted on 1/26/03 - by Jim GerityAs 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.MORE
Visit www.vva451.org and click on the Operation Remember banner for more details about this project of remembrance.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Baltimore, Chapter 451
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.