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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Ultimate Sacrifice was made by this Corps member, who was killed during the Vietnam War.

    Posted on 5/25/16 - by thomas r bailey '53 TAMU thomas@HAL-PC.ORG
    The Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M University
    Salute: Major Richard Steel '55
    “The Memorial for Vietnam Era”
    “Corps Plaza Memorial”
    College Station, Texas trb’63
    For more information or adding information contact:
    Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center 1400 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1400 (979) 862-2862
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Richard Edward Steel, 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
  • If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Richard Edward STEEL, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice!

    Posted on 10/25/10 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep0...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
  • The gifts you give even now.

    Posted on 9/23/08
    I was never blessed to know you in person, but your life has touched me in so many ways. I appreciate the father that you were and the memories that you left to your children that have been passed on even to me. I appreciate and will never take for granted what you did for this country. Your sacrifice brings tears to the eyes of not only me but those close to me. I'm not sure how it's possible to miss someone that you never met, but I feel connected to you. When I first realized who you were and the wonderful gift you were leaving for me...I was speechless. I see myself in your eyes and that makes me so happy. Because of you, who you were and your love for your family, I am alive. Someday I will thank you in person. I love you very much.
  • My Father

    Posted on 9/11/06 - by Richard
    I want to thank those of you who have left rememberances. I am always interested in hearing from you. My new email addresses are and I am very happy to have had such a great Father.
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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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