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is honored on Panel 31W, Line 17 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 2/23/16 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Nicholas. :-(
  • Nicholas Irvin Pyle

    Posted on 5/2/14
    I think of you everyday,and so do my sisters. My parents thought of you as their son. For years we set the table for you as you were usually at family dinners. You were so brave and how you loved our country. My dad had the utmost respect for you "ole ww11 vet." I remember the last time I saw you. We drove you back to yor aunts house and you had your black leather jacket on. Donna and I looked out the rear view mirror and you turne around looked at us and I knew I would never see you again.. You knew what you had to do and you did it. God Bless you Nick. I have been to your grave it was there I found you buried next to your mom. I tried to find her before she passed away to let her know just how amazing you were. Not only did you serve our country well and gave your life for us you were a true friend and my first boyfriend when we were 13 and 14 years old. When I was stuck out in California you wrote to me offering help and sent me money to get back home. To this day I don't know what I would have done. You even suggested I leave that man I was married to and you would help me raise my son.. I did leave him eventually. You were a good moral,brave outstanding young man who left this earth way too soon. I have always loved you deep in my heart Nick, and I will never ever forget you or what you did for our country,and for me. I am confused I always thought your middle name was. Iganatious". Guess the jokes on me....I will post your picture. You were a handsome man. The day you were killed I was driving from fort ord California, to Compton, California.and I was so deeply stricken with grief and I didn't know why. I called my mom, and she was afraid to tell me,as I was 5 months pregnant. I knew something horridly was wrong and when she told me I sob for days on end. I couldn't make it to your funeral because I was still stuck in California. I continued to get your letters which was bittersweet, someday we will meet again and I can thank you personally. XO Jeanie .
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SN Nicholas Irvin Pyle, 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 6/23/11 - by Robert Sage
    Nicholas is buried at St Joseph Cemetery, Columbus,OH. BSM NCM-GS PH
  • Thank You Sailor

    Posted on 12/31/02 - by Donald Lytle
    As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"

    As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE, SAILOR"

    As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

    And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

    Again, thank you Mate, for your valiant and courageous service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!



The Wall of Faces

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