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GARY PAUL BLAND


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 10/11/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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  • A Poem

    Posted on 11/12/03 - by jerry sax jjsax@rocketmail.com
    A Soldier’s Prayer

    Lord, bless the wives
    who grieve alone
    And comfort the mothers
    who mourn their own
    Give solace to the fathers
    who lost their sons
    On foreign shores and in
    places unknown.
    Lord, strengthen the resolve
    of we who remain
    To see that they did not
    die in vain.

    By Maj. Gen. James B. Middleton
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  • Thank you LCPL Bland

    Posted on 9/7/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Gary Paul Bland, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you LCPL Gary Paul Bland, for a job well done!

    REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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  • Thank YOU

    Posted on 9/22/02
    As a fellow Illinois veteran, I want to express my gratitude for YOUR service & sacrifice to our great country. Rest in peace.
  • EARLY IN COUNTRY --SEPT 65

    Posted on 1/30/00 - by Randy Kendall Tkendall1@aol.com
    Gary Bland was at radio operator for C-co
    1st Recon Bn 1st Marine Division
    Before the Divison was sent to Viet Nam in
    March of 66---C-company was sent early to assist other units allready there.
    They learned first hand before the rest of
    us what worked and what didn't. Many ideas
    they came up with during this time,saved
    many lives when the total Division arrived.
    We in 1st Recon Bn "the old ones" will never
    forget those that gave so much in the early days of Nam.
    Our prayers are with you Gary, your in our
    hearts and memories of those early days in
    Country
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The Wall of Faces

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