Remembering An American HeroPosted on 1/28/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SP5 Russell George Ahrens, 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.
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
You are not forgottenPosted on 5/27/13 - by Dave Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org MORE
Photo of grave of Russell George AhrensPosted on 4/23/09http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvpid=12038633&GRid=2603199&
My Old FriendPosted on 9/26/08 - by Christopher Nelson (Chapperon) email@example.comI was deeply saddened to find Russell's name among the Vietnam War KIA. I had no idea... hadn't seen him since we moved from Selden in 1965. To think that I was starting my adult life in 1971 around the same time he lost his. Rest well, old friend.MORE
thank youPosted on 3/13/07 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you grandpaMORE
for making us safe
thank you for your sacrifice
although i never met you
im sure you were very kind
to have been able to give up your life
for all of us
a thank you from your family in Indiana
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 1/23/06 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
We RememberPosted on 2/18/05 - by Robert Sage email@example.comRussell is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
Thank you for your sacrificePosted on 3/18/04 - by Rusty Collins firstname.lastname@example.orgAs part of the Gridley High School Posting Project I would like to thank you for the Ultimate Sacrifice you made during the war. You will not be forgotten. Thank youMORE
For my cousin RussellPosted on 4/25/03 - by paul tuckhorn email@example.comFor Russell, you are remembered and honored.If any of your sisters read this, I would like to hear from them. We all grew up on Long Island and your grandmother was a sister to my grandmother, Annette Krause. I remember visiting your house in Selden with my family, the Tuckhorns. Paul Tuckhorn, Beacon316@safeplace.netMORE
Thank youPosted on 3/18/03 - by Jessica RappDear Sir~MORE
I can't imagine what it would be like be in the war at such a young age. It would be awfully hard to leave my family and all like u had to. You were very brzve to do that and you will always be remembered. Thank you for all you did for America and GOD BLESS!
On Memorial DayPosted on 5/27/02On this day you are not forgotten.
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.