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is honored on Panel 1W, Line 104 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Times have changed

    Posted on 11/12/15 - by Natalie Repeta
    Hello Sir,
    I'm sure you've witnessed these things from above, but I wanted to tell you that even though you're not here, I often wonder what you would have been like while I was growing up. It would have been nice to meet you one day and I think that maybe you'll be there waiting when I come home one day. I'm working hard to finish college and get a really good job teaching children. I also have a daughter now at 22. She was given our last name. I needed her to be proud of the 'Repeta' name. Can you see her? Can you hear her when she laughs or cries? I know it's been a really long time since you've gone home, but I think you would have loved her a lot. Dad told me you and Nana would have loved her and spoiled her like crazy. Well she is 5 months old now and growing big and strong. Can you see us? Can you hear me singing her to sleep at night? It would be nice if heaven had some visiting hours... You've never been forgotten and I think she'll know all about you from dad (grandpa).

    This photo enclosed is of my daughter (Sutton E, Repeta - Henry J. Repeta's great-granddaughter) at 3 months and myself (Natalie M. Repeta - granddaughter)
  • For the Granddaughter of Maj. Henry James Repeta, USAF

    Posted on 12/22/14 - by Colonel Stephen E. Katz, USAF retired
    I served with your grandfather as a member of the 310th Air Refueling Squadron at Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas. We were both First Lieutenants and Navigators in the KC97 Stratotanker, part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Hank was an integral part of the finest fighting force America has ever known, keeping the peace throughout the Cold War of the 1950s & 1960s. He was a superb airman. It was an honor to have served with him.
    I also had a personal connection. My wife Pat & I lived in the safe apartment complex in Salina, just a few doors apart from Hank & Shirley. My heart goes out to you in your loss, & I will always value his friendship.
    Colonel Stephen E. Katz, United States Air Force (retired).
  • The Hero I Never Got To Meet

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Henry J. Repeta
    I am the granddaughter of Henry J. Repeta. The first born of his son Jeffery G. Repeta. I always heard stories from his wife and my Nana, but never got to meet him. If I could tell him anything I would tell him thank you. For fighting, for dying in honor and for giving me the chance to live and learn.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/18/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Henry James Repeta, 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 8/28/11 - by Robert Sage
    Henry is buried at Offutt Air Force Base Cemetery, Sarpy County,NE.
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