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GERALD ROY BALLARD

  • Wall Name:GERALD R BALLARD
  • Date of Birth:3/7/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/18/1968
  • Home of Record:WHITEWRIGHT
  • County of Record:GRAYSON COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:48W, 37
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA

CHARLES THEODORE BELASCO

  • Wall Name:CHARLES T BELASCO
  • Date of Birth:9/26/1949
  • Date of Casualty:8/18/1968
  • Home of Record:NEW YORK
  • County of Record:NEW YORK CITY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:48W, 37
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

MARTIN JOHN BEGOSH


is honored on Panel 48W, Row 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/20/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Martin John Begosh, 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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  • My brother

    Posted on 11/15/06 - by Phil Begosh pbegosh@yahoo.com
    Not a day goes by, that I don't think about you. You taught me how to drive your Ford Fairlane, with "three on the tree", on Rockville Pike when I was only 15 years old. You taught me how to ride a motorcycle. You let your little punk brother hang out with you. You don't know how much that meant to me. It's hard to believe you were only 20 years old when you were taken from us. You did so much in such a short period of time. You are still a legend in Rockville and Marty, You are the Man!
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 10/5/05 - by CLAY MARSTON CMSRATON@INTERLOG.COM

    SPECIALIST 4


    MARTIN JOHN BEGOSH


    who served with the


    240th AVIATION HELICOPTER COMPANY

    214th AVIATION BATTALION

    12th AVIATION GROUP

    1st AVIATION BRIGADE


    " GREYHOUND "


    was a posthumous recipient of the


    PURPLE HEART

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


    and was entitled to wear


    ARMY AIRCREW WINGS





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





    20 JULY 1999



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  • We remember

    Posted on 12/6/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Martin is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
  • It is our duty to remember.

    Posted on 1/20/03 - 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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  • With Respect...

    Posted on 10/28/02 - by Winter
    On November 9, 2002 at 2 pm, I will be participating in The Reading of the Names for the 20th Anniversary of the Vietnam Wall in DC.

    I am honored, and privileged to be able to show tribute to you, and others, with respect, honor and dignity.

    Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice.

    You will NEVER be forgotten.
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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 10/7/01 - by Steve Beckner
    MARTY, it has been over 33 years since I was with you, when you were taken from your family and friends. There isn't a day that goes by without you being in my thoughts. We had some good times together over there and of course some bad times.I just want to thank you for everything, especially for being my friend and crew chief.The pictures I have, show the good times, and you always left your special mark on them. You will NEVER be FORGOTTEN.

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  • My Remembrance

    Posted on 2/11/01 - by Carol
    I was 17 when you died. I don't think we ever met, yet you are a memory for me. My daughter recently had to do a report on the Vietnam Wall. She asked me what I remembered about that time. I told her I remembered one person who died in Vietnam and I told her your name. I gave her a name to search for on the Wall. I grew up in Twinbrook and was at a summer party with friends when I heard the heartbreaking news. I remember the tears and how the party just stopped. I wanted to write and thank you for the incredible sacrifice you made for all of us. Your memory lives on.
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  • You have a namesake

    Posted on 6/17/99 - by Andrew Begosh taxman@erols.com
    We think of you each day. I named my only son after you, and he joined the Army. He, too, will be remembered, as the first American Casualty - wounded in Bosnia. He is proud to carry your name. We are proud to be part of your family.
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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.