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MARK JOSEPH PREIS


is honored on Panel 17W, Line 102 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Society of the Fifth Division

    Posted on 10/17/15 - by Thomas W Grafton, graftonthomas@hotmail.com
    Dear Mark,
    You Have Not Been Forgotten!

    The Society of the Fifth Division, U.S. Army, during its 95th Annual Reunion in Pittsburgh, PA (Sept 10-14, 2015) , held a Reading of the Names Ceremony to honor the 514 Soldiers from the 5th Division that were Killed in Action during the War in Vietnam. Your Name Was Read Aloud Among Those Soldiers. You Have Not Been Forgotten! Rest in Peace, Dear Brother.

    Thomas Grafton
    Alpha company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division
    Vietnam (1968-1969)
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  • Great Person

    Posted on 12/29/14 - by Jim Scully yogiscul@cs.com
    I knew Mark when we both attended Loyola College in Baltimore. He was a great person to be around and he always had a friendly hello for everybody. I think of him often and he will always be in my prayers.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Mark Joseph Preis, 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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  • My Brother Mark

    Posted on 9/1/13 - by Bo Preis
    Mark was almost 2 years older than me, but I was only 1 year behind him in school. From the time I was 6, I was heavier and stronger than him(but not smarter). We shared the same group of friends, played the same sports(he was just fair at wrestling,but very good at lacrosse; I was a good to v. good wrestler, but a very slow lacrosse player). We liked the same authors, and musicians.
    When he was 21, he told me that I was wasting my time dating Catholic girls.so I started dating lapsed ones. He liked Pabst BR( $.1.05 a 6-pack, I swilled Schaefer -THE ONE BEER TO HAVE WHEN YOUR'RE HAVING MORE THAN ONE,($.96.00FOR 6).
    I knew that he had been awarded the Bronze Star, but I only recently read the the official reasons that he had won it.
    I always knew that he was strong and brave, but now I realize how brave he must have been during the last days of his life.

    "all I like to think of now is softly falling rain to cool the fever out of the naked bones of the dead and let them find their hollows in the earth...".
    Romanian composer Bela Bartok re. those killed during W.W. II c. 1943
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  • Remembrance

    Posted on 11/16/11 - by Richard Lamond dicklamond@hotmail.com
    Mark and I were college classmates - he was quiet and good natured, thoughtful, a good athlete and loyal friend.
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