Cousin SammyPosted on 5/23/16 - by Ken WalterI didn't know you very well, as you were 7 years older than me and lived in Plainfield/North Plainfield and we grew up in South Plainfield.MORE
I remember seeing you at family events and you always reminded me of James Dean!
I remember hearing that you passed away and seeing how upset my Mom was when she heard the news.
THERESA STEARNPosted on 2/7/16I REMEBER SAMMY BEING A FRIEND OF MY BROTHER DANNY STEARN. SAMMY WAS SO FUNNY. I REMEBER HIM SAYING,"IF IT WASN'T FOR THE ROACHES HOLDING HANDS IN OUR BUILDING THE PLACE WOULD FALL DOWN." I ALSO REMEBER HIM COMING TO MY 16TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WHEN WE MOVED FROM NORTH AVE IN PLAINFIELD TO SO PLAINFIELD. WE WERE SADEN WHEN SAMMY DIED. IT'S BEEN MANY YEARS BUT I THINK OF YOU OFTEN SAMMY. I LIVEIN PA NOW. I SAW YOUR NAME ON THE WALL WHEN THEYBROUGHT IT TO PA. SEE YOU SOMEDAY SAMMY. YOU'LL REMEMBER ME BYTHE NICK NAME TC.MORE
My Cousin SammyPosted on 1/23/16 - by Claudia Carson EckelsSammy was my first cousin; my mother's brother's son. He originally enlisted at age 15; but was forced to leave the Army when they determined his age. He re-enlisted again. Sadly, he did not serve very long before his death. A true patriot; he loved his country. Sammy grew up in modest circumstances with his mother, older brother, Richard, and his sister, Debbie. His death had such an impact upon his family. I first visited you at the wall in 1977, and have been back many times. Rest in peace. Sammy, we miss you.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/12/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PFC Salvatore Alfred Rowe, sirMORE
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
For PFC Salvatore A. ROWE, USA...Plainfield's hero, whom I knew when we were kids in school!!!!!!!!!Posted on 12/9/11 - by John E. PritchardHe loved us so.MORE
Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed usn so.
With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
He was our defender, and he kept us free!
He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
He loved us so, and we should know.
For we loved him so. Sammy, I will remember you for the rest of my days here on God's greenn earth, until He calls me to His Throne to join you. You were one of Plainfield's bravest heroes, and you sacrificed your life doing what I also wanted to do when I was in the Army also.
I have three top songbirds I admire....Jill Corey, Julie Andrews, and Dusty Springfield...and I am free in our country to listen to them on CDs. Thanks for your sacrifice for freedom and justice.
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.