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SAMUEL BESS


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 3/3/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR STAFF SERGEANT SAMUEL BESS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRYMAN WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THIS WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S BROTHER. SAY HI TO MIKE.. YOU DIED ON MY BIRTHDAY. SIGH. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • miss you brother

    Posted on 4/20/15 - by earl watters bigcomode@aol.com
    samuel bess was kia on the first night air assult in vietnam nov 3 1965 at approx 1100 hrs while landing by huey choppers to support elements of the 9th cav who were surrounded by the viet cong in idrang valley he was in the first wave of chopper after getting off of the hueys he was KIA shot though the neck sgt gary platt was also shot in the chest both died with in a few min A company had 17 men shot with in a few min LT.John Hanlon who was in charge of A company on the first wave was shot several times also leading his men into position one shot hit his spine he was paralyzed from his hips down after holding his men into position and loosing blood he turn his platoon over to kenneth riveer until Cpt.Ted Danielsen with the rest of A company could land at LZ mary the VC tried to over run A company at 0300 A company with bayonets attache to there m16 rifles fought back the attack
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/25/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SSGT Samuel Bess, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/13/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Samuel is buried at White Oak AME Zion Cemetery, Sanford, Lee County,NC. PH
  • Photo

    Posted on 4/22/10
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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.