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CALVIN BOUKNIGHT


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 64 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 5/11/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 5 BOUKNIGHT,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MEDICAL NCO WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THANKS FOR THE LIVES YOU SAVED. MIKE WAS 1ST CAV, SAY HI TO HIM. SUNDAY WAS THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT FORD CALLING THIS DAY THE OFFICIAL END TO THE WAR. IF IT WAS ONLY THAT EASY. I AM SO SORRY. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • Valor

    Posted on 9/3/15
    I am too young to have a real memory of the Vietnam Nam War (it was a war), but the valor of Calvin Bouknight still remains as one of the great humanitarian efforts of that campaign. However, there has been no real recognition of his efforts on behalf of the humanity that he was supposedly fighting for (I don't believe that he would have expected any). But that does not mean that recognition wasn't earned by the most gracious of acts: The giving of life to sustain others. If others feel, as I and others apparently do, that this act has been overlooked by those with the power to recognize, then please make your feelings known. If you don't know the legacy of this man, please inform yourself and learn what kind of men have served on behalf of these United States.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP5 Calvin Bouknight, 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 Will Never Forget You

    Posted on 11/2/12 - by Matthew F. and Alec W. rzingarella@cheshire.k12.ct.us

    Thank you for your bravery and service. Your service and dedication to the preservation of the freedoms we maintain even to this day hasn't been forgotten and never will. You gave an immeasurable debt that can never be repaid. We cannot thank you enough.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/23/11 - by Monica, Snigdha rzingarella@cheshire.k12.ct.us
    Thank you so much for your service in the army. The tremendous amounts of courage that you displayed during the war are unforgettable. Putting your life above others in the battle at la Drang is an act to be commemorated. You displayed incredible amounts of selflessness and bravery. To fight for our country at such a young age is a truly heroic act. As high school students, just thinking about serving in the military in the near future seems daunting. We are currently taking a semester long course on the Vietnam War. We see all these pictures and videos of soldiers fighting so it is truly an honor to have the privilege of writing to you knowing you were one of them.
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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.