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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/12/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Vidal Sanchez Jr, 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
  • Honored on Your Stories Your Wall

    Posted on 2/20/13 - by VVMF

    Vidal Sanchez, Jr. is honored on the VVMF blog, Your Stories Your Wall here: http:vvmf.wordpress.com20130220honoring-two-lost-comrades

  • I remember him

    Posted on 4/15/11 - by Badman Brown, 196th, 180th Chinooks
    He used to joke that he was a 'wetback'. He had a big smile and an acne-pocked face. He loved polishing helicopter bubbles, and never speaking English! He was sick with the 'runs' all week on sick call. When he came back, he was asked if he was okay. He said yes, the doctor stuffed a cork up his a! He always made me crack a smile!

    I don't know why they don't show how he died, as I was told, his Chinook crashed and rolled on it's side, on fire. His leg was trapped underneath in the soft soil. Nobody could pull him out. They tried.

    It's a tough memory. We're all born to die. RIP, Vidal!
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/1/10 - by Robert Sage
    Vidal is buried at St John's Cemetery in Salem, NJ. AM
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/3/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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