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FRANK RAY NOE


is honored on Panel 29E, Line 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SFC Frank R. Noe

    Posted on 8/16/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    During the months of September, October, and November of 1967, local Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army units began a campaign of infiltration, extensive reconnaissance, and attacks on Special Forces Camp A-502. In response, A-502 sent out extended long range company sized operations into the jungle mountains, and conducted numerous nightly local security and ambush patrols in the rice paddies around the local villages. These ambushes were making enemy contact almost every night. On the night of November 1, 1967 SFC Noe was leading a local ambush patrol attempting to block an NVA/VC force from infiltrating a local village. A radio message from the patrol reported that SFC Noe had been shot. A helicopter MEDIVAC was requested and landed in our camp. Because I was familiar with the area of the ambush where SFC Noe was located, I got in the helicopter and directed the pilot where to go. After several fly overs in the dark, I spotted the patrol and had the pilot land and wait a short distance away. Running through the rice paddies I found the patrol. Several Vietnamese patrol members helped me carry the badly wounded and unconscious SFC Noe to the helicopter. On board, the Medivac Medic and I treated his wound as we flew to the hospital in Nha Trang. The emergency room doctors did all they could but SFC Noe had died as I held him in my arms in the helicopter. After formal identification of his body in the hospital morgue, I spent the rest of the night mourning what a good man we had lost. (From Robert Sweeney, LTC U.S. Army, Retired) [Taken from macvsog.cc]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/14/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SFC Frank Ray Noe, 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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  • Uncle Frank

    Posted on 8/3/13 - by Cherrie Noe Hayes
    In our hearts, forever. Our hero!!!
  • MY BROTHER - MY HERO

    Posted on 11/20/11 - by Lucy Meeker
    Frank Ray Noe
    Sergeant, United States Army, Special Forces -


    My Dear Brother Frank - Day by day I think of you, how can all of this be true?

    I can't believe you're really gone, I still can't accept it, even after so long.

    Just the thought of you makes me cry, I never even got the chance to say goodbye.

    Every picture, every letter,
    I don't know if it will ever get better.

    So many things I never got to say, I never imagined you'd ever be so far away.

    You are my big brother,
    and I loved you like no other.

    In my heart you'll always be, you will be my guide and help me see.

    I'll never forget your soothing voice, I would take your place if I had a choice.

    I love and miss you with all of my heart and wish we never had to part.

    Rest in peace my brother....my hero. Sis
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/1/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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