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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/1/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Staff Sergeant Gary W. Platt, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
  • miss you brother

    Posted on 4/18/15 - by earl watters
    gary was kia nov 3rd 1965 around 12 pm first night air assault in viet nam going into Idrang valley to help elements of the 9th cavalry that was taking casualties and surrounded by the viet cong he was in A company 1st of the eight air borne air mobile air assault he was in the first wave of choppers who landed took A round threw the chest died with in minutes also kia was samuel bess who was shot threw the neck died also in a few min A company had 17 men shot on that landing LT. John Hanlon who was in charge on the first landing took several bullets to the body one broke his spine and he couldnt move any more he survived with the silver medal ,purple heart he held his position until the rest of A company could land the last chopper landed at approx 1300 hrs V.C.tried to over run LZ mary at 0300 A company fought with honor to beat back the enemy with bayonets attached to there M16 at day break jets with rockets and gun ships chased the enemy back to the chu pong mass 2800 V.C waiting for the 7th cav to land in nov 1965 LZ X-ray and Albany
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/25/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Gary W Platt, 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
  • Photo

    Posted on 11/16/12

    L to R Thomas Podobnik, James Busek, Doug Lacoste, James Thompson (KIA), Unknown trooper, Gary Platt (KIA 3 Nov 65)

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

  • To Put A Face With A Name

    Posted on 6/2/12 - by Carol (Cipriani) Haberchak
    Dear Gary, to honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for our country I want to make sure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed, so it is with great pride and humility that I post this remembrance and picture of you. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war 45 years ago. God Bless You, Gary, for being who you were and for all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.
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