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is honored on Panel 5W, Line 73 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Stony Creek Country School Classmate

    Posted on 4/15/18 - by Allen Williams
    The Randolph’s hold a prominent place in my childhood. I, and my sisters attended Stony Creek Country school from 1961 to 1964. Richard’s brother Bob was my only classmate my age and we were best friends. We all played 4-H softball together, we worked in the local farmers fields to earn money together, we got into mischief together. I remember Richard to be a hard worker, an extraordinary athlete and to always have a big smile, and even though I also served during this time, he remains my closest most personal loss of the Vietnam war and I certainly knew how his death effected this close knit family.....RIP my brother!
  • still

    Posted on 1/13/14 - by jesse miller
    he was in my co in basic---such a pleasant soft spoken guy.also had. such a loving family. exchanged some letters--said he was in nam,the next i know he's gone--a sweet gentle person--to end up some where so cruel. it still hurts
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/8/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Richard Dale Randolph, 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
  • My Brother....My Hero

    Posted on 9/11/11 - by Ken Randolph
    I was 13 when you were were taken from us.
    It was a time of great saddness for our family and friends.
    For many years I never wanted to discuss your death as it brought back all those memories and I rarely did. Many people didn't understand why.
    Then came the time we went on a family vacation to Washington, DC.
    At first I didn't want to The Wall, but I felt drawn to go.
    When I first saw your name I felt so many diffrent emotions. I remember this guy came up to me and asked who I came to see. He then shook my hand and said, ' He is a hero...keep his memory alive'
    That night I spent telling my kids of their Uncle Richard.
    My kids did school reports about you and you are a HERO to them.
    I run into people who tell me how much you are missed.
    Your memory still lives in all of us.
    And now, I tell everyone your story.
    I still can't believe its been 40 years since then.
    Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
    I wonder what it would be like with you still with us.
    I know God has a plan for us all. He only takes the Special ones...
    Sadly missed...NEVER Forgotten...ALWAYS MY HERO.
    Your Brother,
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/21/09 - by Robert Sage
    Richard is buried at Mt Rest Cemetery in St Johns, MI. BSM/2 OLC PH
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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.

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