Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/12/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PFC William Dean Selders, 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
Always in our heartPosted on 9/6/12 - by Connie, Lindy & Diana firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Big Brother we still think of you every day & miss you more than we can explain. It's a comfort to know you are with Dad, Mom, and Cindy. Love you!
RemembrancePosted on 7/11/12 - by John Goss, Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum MORE
We RememberPosted on 9/22/11 - by Robert Sage email@example.comWilliam is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Park County,WY.
Thank you PFC William Dean SeldersPosted on 2/5/04 - by Donald Lytle firstname.lastname@example.orgAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you William Dean Selders, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you PFC William Dean Selders, for a job well done!
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND
Childhood friend and fellow MarinePosted on 3/26/01 - by Frank JamesWe grew up together and joined the Marines the same year.
To A Fallen Kilo Company BrotherPosted on 2/5/01 - by Dennis MannionWillie....you and I did not know one another personally, but I was in Kilo Company, 3/26 with you. I was the FO (but not an officer) and so we must have been on convoy duty, ambushes, and patrols together. We shared Christmas '67 and we shared Hill 861 (and its terrors). I went back to Khe Sanh this past July and I went to 861. I was up there for the better part of 2 days and I walked around the entire perimeter. I prayed for you as well as for the others in Kilo -- both the living and the dead. I hope you heard me. On this, the 33rd anniversary of your death (5Feb01), I hope that God holds you in his loving arms.MORE
miss you partnerPosted on 4/27/00 - by Jay Newton email@example.comWillie I still think of you often hope to see you in heaven cpl newtonMORE
"THINK OF ME"Posted on 3/1/99 - by Loyde P. ArenderYou know you cannot bring me back,MORE
You know that I am gone,
I walk the streets of Heaven now,
It's my eternal home,
But think of me now and then,
Just as you do today,
Remember that I died for you,
So America could stay,
A land where men are equal,
A land where men are free,
A land I lived and died for,
When you think of Freedom,
"THINK OF ME".
Submitted and written by Loyde P. "Snake" Arender, Machine-gunner, K 3/26, USMC. IN REMEMBERANCE OF OUR K 3/26 KIA. From the KILO COMPANY/3RD MARINE BATTALION/26TH MARINE REGIMENT ROSTER HOMEPAGE. http://home.switchboard.com/KiloCo3rdBN26thMarinesVietnam
"I TRIED" my best to save you,
Both you and God know "I TRIED",
"I TRIED" to stop the hand of death,
As I knelt there by your side,
"I TRIED" everything that I could do,
During the fire-fight in Nam that day,
But no matter how hard "I TRIED",
There was nothing I could do or say,
I stared deep into your eyes,
I held you as you died,
And though no words were spoken,
I believe you know "I TRIED".
Submitted by R. Keith Miller - Corpsman - K 3/26. Written by Loyde P. "Snake" Arender - K 3/26 Machine-gunner, USMC. IN REMEMBERANCE OF OUR K 3/26 KIA. In appreciation of "Doc" (Dedicated to all of our K 3/26 Corpsmen).
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.