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THOMAS WILLIAM SKILES

  • Wall Name:THOMAS W SKILES
  • Date of Birth:8/31/1949
  • Date of Casualty:12/19/1971
  • Home of Record:BUFFALO
  • County of Record:JOHNSON COUNTY
  • State:WY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:WO
  • Panel/Line: 2W, 89
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:

LEO TARLTON THOMAS JR

  • Wall Name:LEO T THOMAS JR
  • Date of Birth:12/24/1940
  • Date of Casualty:12/19/1971
  • Home of Record:GEORGETOWN
  • County of Record:SCOTT COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line:2W, 90
  • Casualty Province:LZ

HERBERT RALPH STONEKING


is honored on Panel 2W, Line 89 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • High school days

    Posted on 8/25/16
    Herb was a friend from high school. Lost touch with him when I left for Vietnam..
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/28/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP5 Herbert Ralph Stoneking, 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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  • Herbert

    Posted on 2/5/13 - by Kerry Boehm onlykerryiknow@hotmail.com

    Herbie was like the big brother I never had. He was my father's friend's son. I'm not sure what happened because I was young at the time, but Herbie ended up staying at our house for awhile and attending high school. He would babysit me, play games with me, and he was my protector against neighborhood bullies. I'm sure he would have made a good husband and father to his wife and child had he lived. Rest in peace big brother. You are my hero.

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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 2/15/06 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    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

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/4/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Herbert is buried at Jefferson Barracks Nat Cem.
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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.