Never To Forget those Great Examples By A True Fellowship U.S. Marine.Posted on 7/7/16 - by Michael J. Vaughn Marine/Vet.-Navy-Civ/Retired Tattoofish88@yahoo.comNo Mistake About It. I First Met You In The Stairwell . Marine Barracks Treasure Island In The Year 1974 As I Had Just Arrived As A PFC You Were Just Coming Off Duty And I Thought, Now Thats Squared Away Marine As You Were Mainly Working The Base Gates And I Worked Mainly In The Brig.And I Made Corporal I Believe The Same Time You Left For Special-Duty-And Now Still Serving In Gods Army With Even More Special Orders. Many Will Love And Miss You And Will Never Forget. Sempter-Fi.MORE
Of Birth and DeathPosted on 4/29/15 - by Meg Wolf firstname.lastname@example.orgI was born in the morning on April 29, 1975, the same day Charles lost his life in combat. The next day marked the fall of Saigon. My mother saved the newspaper from that day, and 40 years later still has it.MORE
Let us not forget how horrific war is. Let us not blindly "support the troops" to the point where we refuse to criticise their leadership...the ones who never have to see the front lines but make the decisions that put our friends and families right there. Let us never forget the enormous sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and honor them by providing them with the best care possible when they return from duty, and respecting them with pay that doesn't require their families to be on welfare, as so many are. Let's honor them by figuring out how we can "support our troops" and take care of them with the respect, honor, and dignity they deserve.
Being that I was born immediately after he died, I do not know him or his family. I have my own life to live, my own dreams, goals, and ambitions. But in my heart, I will always carry a piece of Charles McMahon...I will always respect the lives lost in war and battle, and I will live my life to the fullest in rememberance of thise who were unable to.
Semper Fi, Corporal.Posted on 4/29/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
BraceletPosted on 4/2/14 - by SunnyI have been wearing a POW Bracelet with his name on it for 15 years. I never take it off. I am a Veteran and we must thank our Veteran's and show them that they are loved and never forgotten!!MORE
Remembering an American HeroPosted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.com
Dear CPL Charles Mcmahon Jr, sir,
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for 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.