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JOSE L MONTES


is honored on Panel 41W, Line 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • God Bless You

    Posted on 8/9/10 - by Carol Haberchak haberchak1311@comcast.net
    After reading your story in "Dreams Unfulfilled", I just wanted to thank and honor you for your bravery, commitment, service to your country and the ultimate sacrifice you made. May you be resting in peace with all of God's angels. God Bless You
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  • The Officer Magazine - Nov '08

    Posted on 10/30/08 - by VVMF
    CPL Jose L. Montes, USA

    Jose Montes was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He was part of the National Guard for six years before entering Active Duty service in the U.S. Army, training in Fort Sill, Okla. He was with the 9th Infantry Division, B Battery, 2BN, 4th Artillery. CPL Montes died 30 days before he was scheduled to return home, leaving his 27-year-old wife and two daughters.

    CPL Montes’ daughter, Yolanda Acevedo, not only lost her father in Vietnam. Her husband, Navy CDR Joseph Acevedo, died in Bahrain in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Featured in the article Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service, Honor, Integrity, Courage in the November 2008 edition of The Officer Magazine (www.roa.org).  Photo courtesy of his daughter, Yolanda Acevedo.
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  • Father's Day

    Posted on 6/18/07
    Another father's day without you. I was at the wall with the boys and left a card for you. I miss you. I wish I can see your smile. Take good care of my Joe. Now he belongs to that Band - of- Brothers in heaven too. Daddy,I love you. Yoly
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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 8/31/06 - 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 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 and patriots 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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  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 8/17/06 - by Dave Avery averyds@carrollsweb.com
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me.

    Isaiah 6:8

    Et Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis
    Requiescant In Pace
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