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NORMAN IRA PHIPPS

  • Wall Name:NORMAN I PHIPPS
  • Date of Birth:10/20/1947
  • Date of Casualty:4/30/1968
  • Home of Record:HAYSI
  • County of Record:DICKENSON COUNTY
  • State:VA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:53E, 21
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

SOREN PRIP

  • Wall Name:SOREN PRIP
  • Date of Birth:10/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:4/30/1968
  • Home of Record:GRAYSLAKE
  • County of Record:LAKE COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:53E, 21
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

ROBERT EDWARD PIETSCH


is honored on Panel 53E, Row 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Pietsch

    Posted on 6/20/14
    I have the same last name, but I'm from Minnesota. Not sure if there's any relation. Nevertheless, I'm honored to share my name with such a brave and patriotic man. God bless.
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  • I have his POW bracelet

    Posted on 2/12/14
    I bought a pow bracelet when I was a young kid. I still have it and would love to send it to his family if they want it. I remember as a child looking to see if he ever came home. Now as an adult and the Internet I see he did not. Contact me kcobble@bellsouth.net
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/30/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LTC Robert Edward Pietsch, 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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  • ID 2013

    Posted on 10/1/13 - by TF
    ID 2013
    http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/news/newsreleases/2013/releaseguillermin_pietsch.pdf

    Will be buried Oct 5, 2013 Broomall PA

    On Oct 16, 2013 remains of both men will be buried Arlington National Cemetery Arlington VA
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  • NOT FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 9/9/13 - by JERRY SANDWISCH OHIO VIETNAM VET 1969-70
    MY POW-MIA FLAG IS DISPLAYED 24-7 IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THE LOST WARRIORS!!!!
  • He is a HERO!

    Posted on 3/11/12 - by Tammy Jameson DeLaCruz gandgdlc@yahoo.com
    I am overwhelmed with emotion as I write this. I too wore his MIA bracelet. In the early 70's I was able to send his wife a letter and she wrote me back. I beleive she told me he had five children. I am looking for the letter. I want them to know that I have never quit thinking of him or them.
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  • Photo

    Posted on 1/26/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • You are not Forgotten

    Posted on 8/23/07 - by Jim Sawmiller ejsjessejames@bright.net
    You have made the Ultimate Sacrifice. If any Family members, or Friends of Roberts reads this. I am looking for a picture of him. To put on our Ohio POW- MIA VN Memorial Wall, plus our web site. www.chainedeagles.com You are in our Prayers. God bless you, and your Family.
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  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/21/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

    We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229
    mlokey@aol.com

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

    www.pow-miafamilies.org
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  • Thank You LTCOL PIETSCH

    Posted on 1/28/03 - by Donald Lytle
    As a fellow Buckeye, I would like to say THANK YOU and JOB WELL DONE, SIR. Your continuous vigilant and faithful service to this great country of ours, shall never be forgotten, as your spirit is alive--and strong! Again, THANK YOU LTCOL PIETSCH.

    MAYBE ONE DAY SOON....UNTIL THEN....HEAVENLY PEACE MY FRIEND








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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS YOUNG UNITED STATES AIR FORCE FLIGHT OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 6/6/02 - by CLAY MARSTON

    LIEUTENANT COLONEL


    ROBERT EDWARD PIETSCH


    and


    MAJOR


    LOUIS FULDA GUILLERMIN



    were flying an A26A aircraft over Laos when their plane was downed

    in Savannakhet Province, Laos.


    Their last known location was about 10 miles east of the city of

    Ban Muong Sen.


    The A26A was originally designated as the B-26, then following

    World War 2, given back its original classification as an attack aircraft.


    Later on, after some redesigning for counterinsurgency warfare and

    changes in armament, the aircraft was redesignated as the A26A





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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  • If I should die...remembrances for LTCOL. Robert Edward PIETSCH, USAF...who died so that freedom and justice may live!!!!!!!....HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 3/27/02
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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  • My hope is that you are still alive somewhere, and safe. Thank you for all you did for us, Americans

    Posted on 9/19/01 - by Terry Hjelmstad
    Like the others, I wore your POW bracelet during the early 70's. I did try to research information about you on the Vietnam Veterans' web page. I wanted to know if you had a wife or children, and I would have liked to have sent them the POW bracelet with your name. I will continue to pray for your safety, and hope that one day you will return home, or that your family receives conclusive evidence that you are no longer living. God Bless You.
    Terry Hjelmstad,
    Grand Forks, ND
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  • I CARRIED HIS NAME IM MY HEART

    Posted on 3/18/01 - by JENNIFER SPRINGSTEEN
    AFTER WEARING HIS BRACELET FOR YEARS IN THE 70'S, I WAS ASKED YESTERDAY TO REMEMBER HIS NAME. I KNEW IT RIGHT AWAY. TODAY I SEARCHED FOR THE BRACELET AND PUT IT ON. I STILL CARRY HIS NAME IN MY HEART.






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  • Robert Pietsch Not Forgotten

    Posted on 5/30/00 - by Diane Singleterry
    I visited the Vietnam Memorial for the first time over Memorial Day weekend, 2000. I was reminded that I still possess a POW bracelet with this name on it. I was with a large tour group which would not allow me to search the wall, but decided to try on line. I am saddened to learn that Mr Pietsch is still reported as missing in action.
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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.