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is honored on Panel 5W, Line 97 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • 1971

    Posted on 7/2/15 - by Gena Holcombe
    Vernon was a cousin of my then husband.

    He was full of life, a strong spirit, a wicked grin and compassion. And loved to play tricks.
    I named my second son after him. My son, Edward, is a reminder of all that was good about Vernon.
    Even after all these years he is remembered with love and affection. God Bless Vernon's family, they are a wonderful people. Love, Gena
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Vernon Edward Rainey, 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
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/17/12
    (Photo Credit: his sister Anita Price) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/25/11 - by Robert Sage
    Vernon is buried at Soules Chapel Cemetery, Jones County,MS. BSM-OLC PH
  • No More Tomorrows

    Posted on 5/7/00 - by Nancy Gail Rainey Towne
    In remembrance of a great young man who left us all too soon. I will always remember
    when we were little children. We played as if there were no tomorrow. Little did we know that there were not many tomorrows for you, Vernon. I love and miss you.

    Nancy Gail Rainey Towne

The Wall of Faces

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