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GERALD WAYNE ALBRITTON


is honored on Panel 23W, Line 49 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 9/11/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    CPL Gerald W. Albritton was an infantryman serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade. At approximately 4:40 PM on June 3, 1969, during Operation Lamar Plain, CPL Albritton was near a tree with several other soldiers about seven miles southeast of Tien Phuoc in Quang Tin Province, RVN, when the tree was struck by lightning. Medical evacuation was requested for more than six personnel who were injured in the incident, including Albritton. They were evacuated to the 27th Surgical Hospital in Chu Lai. Albritton, who was critically hurt, succumbed to his injuries. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Francine Dexter

    Posted on 11/11/16 - by Francine Dexter FrancineDexter66@gmail.com
    To my dear and loving husband Gerald

    You will always be forever in my heart and soul until we meet again I love you hugs and kisses forever

    Francine
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/14/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CPL. ALBRITTON,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT. I HOPE SOMEONE POSTS YOUR PHOTO. IT REMINDS PEOPLE WHO WERE MORE THAN JUST A NAME.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/16/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Gerald Wayne Albritton, 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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  • DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP

    Posted on 11/10/13 - by Camille Divona Packer
    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 sunlight 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.
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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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