Remembering An American HeroPosted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear PFC Robert Joseph Noto, 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.
With respect, Sir
It never stops hurtingPosted on 2/14/07 - by Dwight Cole email@example.comBob and I went to high school together. We flew from St Louis to Oakland together. Our parents saw us off. He was in country less than 2 months.MORE
I think of him every day. If the Notification Officer would contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), I would love to connect with his mother and step dad.
Never ForgottenPosted on 2/14/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comFOREVER 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
We RememberPosted on 12/4/04 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgRobert is buried at Jefferson Barracks Nat Cem.
Thank You!Posted on 4/20/04 - by C email@example.comHi! I am writing this in order to thank you for the sacrifice you made to our country. I know how hard it must have been and I know that many people could not have done what you did. You definitely were a courageous person. I know that you are greatly missed, but you will never be forgotten. I am saying this to you from everyone in Gridley, Illinois. R.I.P Crystal AlveyMORE
Gridley High School Posting Project
A Loss RememberedPosted on 1/21/03 - by Earl W. Mundy, Jr.I was the officer who had to tell Bob's mother and father that he had been killed in action. I never knew him, but the character of his family speaks of what a fine man he must have been. Over subsequent years I became a close friend of his mother's and I believe I helped her bear her terible burden of grief. I was changed forever by the job I had to do and by the relationship I developed with his family. I have thought of him and his family every day since he was lost.MORE
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.