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ELWIN ROX SHAIN

  • Wall Name:ELWIN R SHAIN
  • Date of Birth:8/27/1931
  • Date of Casualty:7/28/1968
  • Home of Record:IOWA CITY
  • County of Record:JOHNSON COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:MAJ
  • Panel/Line:50W, 27
  • Casualty Province:PHUOC LONG

WILLIAM STANLEY SMOYER

  • Wall Name:WILLIAM S SMOYER
  • Date of Birth:10/2/1945
  • Date of Casualty:7/28/1968
  • Home of Record:PRINCETON
  • County of Record:MERCER COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:2LT
  • Panel/Line:50W, 28
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

ALBERT PRESLEY SMITH


is honored on Panel 50W, Line 28 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/26/14 - by Robert Sage
    Albert is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Clinton, Sampson County, NC.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Albert Presley Smith, 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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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 5/30/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com

    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "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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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/1/03 - by Christopher Stoller pug_00_04@hotmail.com
    I am posting this remembrance as a class project at Gridley High school in Gridley Illinois and I would like to offer this remembrance to the special souls who gave the ultimate and supreme sacrifice for our country. For you, , I salute you for serving our country and giving the supreme sacrifice.
    Thank you
    Christopher Stoller
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/8/03
    I have never met you but I want you to know that your patriotism and dedication is inspiring to all. Every American should strive to have the same characteristics that you have displayed. Thank you for all that you have done. You will not be forgotten.
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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.

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