Remembering An American HeroPosted on 7/12/15 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PFC Elgin Leroy Stirling, sirMORE
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, Sir
Semper Fi, Marine.Posted on 7/12/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
We RememberPosted on 10/4/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgElgin is buried at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino County,CA.
Our SonPosted on 1/26/11 - by Lezah StirlingBorn in Akron, Ohio September 10, 1946, we moved to California when he was 6 months old. He spent all his school years in San Bernardino, California and graduated from Pacific High School in 1964. He, along with many other youths, were in an enlistment program where you could join the marines 6-months before reporting for service. He counted backward from graduation day and joined on the day that would make the 6-months. The Marines had a group swearing-in ceremony open to relatives, before taking them by bus to San Diego training. Completing his training in San Diego, he went immediately overseas and in less than a year he was killed. He was in the 1st Marine Division as a Lance Corporal.MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 7/23/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
Thank you PFC StirlingPosted on 7/12/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you Elgin Leroy Stirling, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you PFC Stirling, for a job well done!
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND
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.