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is honored on Panel 4E, Line 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My friend Ron Porter

    Posted on 11/25/16 - by Ron Maytorena
    Cpl. Ron Porter and I were part of each others lives at the Marine Barracks, NWS Concord, he the older and wiser, I the younger just back from 3rd Mar Div HQ that he and Gunny Stewart mentored. Porter was unique in that he was full of life and kindness each minute of every day and that along with his sweet and lovely wife Linda made for a Marine's Marine. Guy was huge in every way and the pain of losing him is always there, yet his personal touches are vivid today: had a date and no car, so he let me take his MGB to SF no questions asked; we shared the same first name and laughed about it; and the treasured last letter dated Nov. 28, 1965, he sent from G/2/7 Marines a mere 20 days before his last gallant fight at Ky Phu. It was full of jokes and all he wanted was some hooch packed well to find its way to him. Rest well buddy, you are remembered. Semper Fi!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Ronald William Porter, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/21/11 - by Robert Sage
    Ronald is buried at Memory Gardens Cemetery,Concord, Contra Costa County,CA.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 12/18/10 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Thank you Corporal Porter

    Posted on 8/4/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Ronald William Porter, for your courageous and valiant service, your years of faithfully contributing, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Corporal R.W. Porter, for a job well done!


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