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  • Date of Birth:12/3/1949
  • Date of Casualty:2/19/1969
  • Home of Record:NEW YORK
  • County of Record:NEW YORK CITY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:32W, 60
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:3/7/1949
  • Date of Casualty:2/19/1969
  • Home of Record:NEWARK
  • County of Record:ESSEX COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:32W, 61
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 32W, Row 60 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Hometown Hero

    Posted on 8/27/15 - by Joy Camden
    E.G. (Butch),

    You were 7 years older than me. I was only 12 when you died. I remember, though. My mom and your mom were very good friends. They also worked together. I remember when my mom told me. Thank you for your service. Thank you from myself, my family, my mom, and our hometown, McGehee. You make us proud. But you would have done that without the dying part. May you be at peace.
  • My Brother and Friend

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Randy Estes
    I knew you as Chuck in the Nam. We were in the same platoon, and went on patrols together. We were in several fire fights together, covering each other's backs. I remember one fight in particular with several NVA. We were behind a couple trees and you yelled for me to cover you so you could get behind a downed tree to get a better shot. As you jumped your JOHN Wayne jump, I stepped from behind my tree and fired until you were behind that tree, shooting. After about 8 or 10 minutes, they disappeared back into the jungle. When we checked their position for any dead, all we found was lots of blood. I left the Nam a week before you were killed. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and think if I had been there, you might still be with us today. God bless your soul Chuck. Randy Estes, Marmaduke, Ar.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL E G Mays Jr, 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
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/19/12 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/14/11 - by Robert Sage
    E G is buried at McGehee Cemetery, McGehee,AR. PH

    Posted on 4/5/04 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
  • Thank you LCPL Mays

    Posted on 7/1/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you E G Mays, Jr., for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you LCPL Mays, for a job well done!



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