2nd GenerationPosted on 6/26/16 - by Stephen Louis Gartland email@example.comI've really gone back-and-forth about posting anything because I'm the son of a guy there that day, but he told me that I was named after Saint Stephen in the Bible and, this man, Stephen Griffith Montague. I still have the rubbing from the wall that my dad took in the early '80s. My dad could barely ever speak about Steve, but all that ever came out was how good and brave of a man he was. He had plenty of amazing things to say about all of his comrades, but this one really hurt, so I'm sure he was twice the man my dad could ever reveal. My condolences and appreciation for Mr. Montague. Without him, I may have never existed -- Stephen Louis GartlandMORE
Little Stevie WonderPosted on 11/7/15 - by greg robillard firstname.lastname@example.orgI attended AIT in Fort Polk with Stephan in March - May 1968. We were close friends as he was from Redwood City, I was from San Mateo and his closest buddy (last name Fell) was from Pacifica. We were both assigned to the 4th Infantry Division with Stephan in mechanized and me in infantry. My unit 1/12th did a joint operation with his unit in the central highlands. I'll always remember his infectious smile and he was a true American hero.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/11/13 - by Curt CarterDear CPL Stephen Griffith Montague, 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
My buddyPosted on 5/13/13 - by Hank Kern Highanglehank@comcast.net
Please be resting in peace my buddy. If family members see this, please know that Steve was always upbeat in Viet Nam. He and I often talked about our hometowns. I was Steve's squad leader. I was also badly wounded that day. Often think about Steve and keep him I my daily prayers.
We RememberPosted on 5/23/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comSteve is buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, CA. BSM PH
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 9/14/06 - by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.orgFOREVER 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
Thank youPosted on 10/16/03 - by Jake Foor jake_four4@Hotmail.com
My name is Jake Foor, and I am doing a school project for my World History class. I thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. I takes incredible courage to do a great deed like that. I just wish that I had the courage that you did. Thank you.
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.