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is honored on Panel 12E, Line 16 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 2/2/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant Milburn Hines Starnes, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Milburn Hines Starnes, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/2/11 - by Robert Sage
    Milburn is buried at Tahoka Cemetery,Tahoka, Lynn County,TX. PH-2OLC

    Posted on 11/7/06 - by Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne


    "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 all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
  • Thank You SGT Milburn Hines Starnes

    Posted on 5/4/04 - by
    There are many things that I can probably thank you for but I only know of one because I don't really know you. Although maybe I can say that I do know you because the fact that you fought in the war can give me an idea. I think you are probably a very caring soldier, your very brave, and that you care about your country. Maybe thats not true and that you were just there, in Vietnam, because you had to but I don't really want to think that because the other idea I have of what kind of person you are seems better. Another thing I know about you and many others, is that we share the same last name, or at least the same one as my grandma and grandpa, my mom, my aunt , well I guess I should say my whole mom's side of the family. I wish I could write so much more but I can't right now. I want to thank you and all of the other brave men and women that were right along with you in this war, so thank you SGT. Milburn Hines Starnes!!
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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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