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DAVID FORREST BLACK

  • Wall Name:DAVID F BLACK
  • Date of Birth:10/7/1948
  • Date of Casualty:3/25/1969
  • Home of Record:PICKENS
  • County of Record:PICKENS COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:28W, 32
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

GARY MICHAEL BRANNON

  • Wall Name:GARY M BRANNON
  • Date of Birth:4/18/1948
  • Date of Casualty:3/25/1969
  • Home of Record:MCALESTER
  • County of Record:PITTSBURG COUNTY
  • State:OK
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:28W, 33
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA

GENE ORVILLE BLOSKY


is honored on Panel 28W, Line 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/11/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR GUNNERY SERGEANT BLOSKY,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A COOK. SEMPER FI. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. AND YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS. IT IS HOLY WEEK, AND PASSOVER - GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/29/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Gunnery Sergeant Gene Orville Blosky, Served with the Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/25/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear GSGT Gene Orville Blosky, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/25/12 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Gunny.
  • Brother and Friend

    Posted on 1/9/12 - by Earl and Bonnie Judd
    Always remembered and loved. The big brother that lead the way. A day does not go by tha you are not in our thoughts.
    The Biggest thing in Gene’s life was being a Marine. He always said a good Marine dies with his boots on and that’s what Gene did. He first joined in 1946 at the age of 16. He was in good shape as he had started body building at the age of 14. I would hold his feet in the air as he did push ups. He would do hand push ups with his feet out in the air repetitions of 10 three times. He tried to get me to work out but it wasn’t my thing. Gene was 5 years older than I so our time of being close was in the years of military.

    When I joined up Gene would quiz me on all the rules and teach me all about the guns and other things I would need to know. Because of Gene and his friends in the Marines I made Corp. He was an “A” student in school as a kid and carried that through to military. He went to school for, Baker, Cook, and Butcher. He scored 98.9 in all courses. Gene became the personal chief of Lt. Gen Krulak. He traveled with Krulak in Vietnam.
    On Gene’s last trip home he baked a large layered cake for his mother birthday. Gene could bake anything and it was always the best. He loved his family and always made time to see his mom and sister too. Gene and I would manage to get together for a drink when he was home. We met in Korea and in San Francisco when I was in the military. I was in the Marines and Navy Seabee’s and the Army and we would walk down the street side by side in uniform’s of our service both proud.
    As far as I’m concerned he was one of the top Marines I ever knew, He was my big Brother
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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.