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RICHARD EUGENE SHILT


is honored on Panel 25E, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Died the same day as my brother...on the same transport plane?

    Posted on 7/21/16 - by Jennifer Taylor Nichols jenfly3589@aol.com
    I often wondered what other brave young men may have lost their lives in Viet Nam on the same day as my brother, Randy Lee Taylor. I have the documents with your name above my brothers where the Republic of Viet Nam Armed Forces honored you both, along with William J. Bryant - posthumously with a meritorious award;; ARMED FORCES HONOR MEDAL, SECOND CLASS.

    Had we there to receive this award this is what was said:

    "Article 1: This formalizes the posthumous award of the ARMED FORCES HONOR MEDAL, SECOND CLASS, to the following United States Army Personnel whose names appear below, with the following meritorious citation:

    Industrious servicemen who always displayed an exemplary spirit of dedication to duty, goodwill, and close cooperation.

    With broad experience and high professional ability, they helped the Republic of VietNam Armed Forces in an efficient and effective manner, thereby achieving many splendid results."
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  • My nephew

    Posted on 8/21/15 - by Rebecca Proulx (Kelley) Rebeccasusann@comcast.net
    For my nephew, thank you for serving our country. It still saddens me to know you gave your life at such a young age! I remember your laughter and the summers you, your brother, sister and I, spent together. You had the best smile. I just want you to know you are not forgotten. Now, my sister, your mother and your sister are with you, I know they will give you the hugs you deserve.
    I wish I had a picture to submit for you but I dont.
    Until we meet again,
    Love Aunt Becky
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/17/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec 4 Shilt for your leadership and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/17/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Richard Eugene Shilt, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/19/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Richard is buried at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.
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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.