So many memoriesPosted on 1/14/16 - by Carol Mancini firstname.lastname@example.orgDear DonaldMORE
I remember our days in high school science class and how you always managed to get the teachers attention and he would think you were the rascal even if you weren't. But you were the one who got caught. Your expressions were priceless.
I went to all the track events and you always gave your all. You were part of a great team for our school.
When I heard of your passing so many years ago I cried many tears of sadness.
You are remembered.
Final Mission of SP4 Donald F. Marshall IIPosted on 11/29/15 - by email@example.comBefore dawn on February 19, 1968 an estimated Viet Cong battalion attacked the Province Headquarters in downtown Phan Thiet. A simultaneous attack was launched on the 44th ARVN Regiment facility located northeast of the headquarters. At 0915 hours, an intelligence report was received indicating that an estimated forty wounded enemy soldiers were being carried by laborers six kilometers west of the city. In response, Alpha Company “Currahees,” 3/506th Infantry, was sent from LZ Betty across the Ca Ty River to the north bank to conduct a sweep and secure the area. Once across the river, 1st Platoon A/3/506 made contact with an enemy force. Following air and artillery strikes on the enemy positions, A/3/506 moved forward and engaged an estimated reinforced company-size enemy force in well-concealed and reinforced bunkers. The 3rd Platoon would bear the brunt of an attack from an enemy in well-concealed positions. While seeking out the VC, 1st platoon had followed 3rd platoon after exiting a cemetery into an open rice paddy. Unbeknownst to them, they were awaited by a patient enemy concealed in an L-shaped bunkers as the platoons moved closer into the kill zone. About 45 meters into the dry rice paddy, the enemy opened up with semi- and automatic weapons accompanied by rocket-propelled grenades. Some of the Currahees were killed instantly, and many others wounded; but those who were able to return fire on the unseen enemy, did so. The battle raged for four hours until darkness began to fall on the battlefield. Under the cover of darkness, Currahees crept forward to recover their dead and wounded comrades. Eight brave Currahees from 3rd platoon had been killed and twenty others wounded. Those who died included PSGT John H. Gfeller, PFC Robert D. Griffis, PFC Martin R. Knight, SP4 Thomas C. Vaughn, PFC Walter M. Patterson, SP4 James R. Webster, SP4 Donald F. Marshall II, SGT Carl A. Rattee. [Taken from virtualwall.org and the book My Gift to You by Jerald W. Berry]MORE
Donald Marshall remembered by his fellow soldiersPosted on 10/5/15 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgThe black and white picture of Donald Marshall in a dress suit came from the book MY GIFT TO YOU, which includes the stories and pictures of American soldiers who died in Vietnam while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (the Currahees), 101st Airborne Division. The pictures were allowed for use for the Faces Never Forgotten project by the author and fellow Currahee soldier Jerald "Jerry" Berry.MORE
Brother in armsPosted on 2/15/15 - by Marc Coulon email@example.comDonald,MORE
To this day your face is still in my memory... I shall never forget the day we departed... Feb.19th..... I lost a brother that day... But you shall never be forgotten...
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear SP4 Donald Fisher MarshallII, 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
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.