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LARRY GEORGE MANUEL


is honored on Panel 47E, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 10/12/17 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM

    IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG
    UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER
    WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

    LARRY GEORGE MANUEL


    served proudly with


    A COMPANY

    3rd BATTALION

    8th INFANTRY REGIMENT

    " PATRIAE FIDELITAS / LOYALTY TO COUNTRY "

    4th INFANTRY DIVISION

    " STEADFAST AND LOYAL "


    and was a
    posthumous recipient
    of the following
    military decorations
    and service medals


    PURPLE HEART

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


    and was entitled to wear the


    COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE




    HE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY IN

    OAKRIDGE CEMETERY

    EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS




    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE




    R E M E M B R A N C E




    http://www.virtualwall.org/dm/ManuelLG01a.htm

    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19789971



    They say there is nothing like a mother’s love.

    The saying was true for U.S. Army Private First Class LARRY GEORGE MANUEL served with the 4th Infantry Division in South Vietnam.

    Manuel made the ultimate sacrifice in the Kontum Province on 30 March 1968 during the Tet Offensive.

    Larry was 18 years old, two months shy of his 19th birthday.

    Prior to his death, Manuel wrote a poem entitled, “ My Coming Home.”

    He mailed it to his mother, Bernice, dated 26 January 1968.

    Here is that poem, " MY COMING HOME " -

    https://vvmf.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/soldier-sends-poem-to-his-mom-months-before-his-death-my-heart-is-home-with-you/



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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Larry George Manuel, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/16/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Larry is buried at Oakridge Cemetery in Effingham, IL. PH
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/3/06 - 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 hero’s 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 heros 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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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/17/04 - by David Prevo retainerman@hotmail.com
    In my history class at my high school, we are currently carrying out the Gridley High School posting project to ensure that no soldier who died in Vietnam is forgotten. You have paid a price. That price was death, but by paying that terrible cost, you gave to those still living freedom, and an example. Your example of sacrifice and patriotism will live on, inspiring others to act courageously and bravely to serve and better their country. For that service, that sacrifice, I thank you. You will not be forgotten.

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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.