Fallen ShipmatePosted on 4/2/16 - by Terrence Blanco USN (Retired) Go4it55100@aol.com"Tink", we went through Boot Camp. Pensacola, and onto DaNang together. You were a good friend and shipmate. I am glad we had that short time together.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 2/21/14 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear SN George Donald Tinko, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
BIG GEORGEPosted on 10/21/12 - by AFCM DAVE BEBOUT USN RETIRED
21 OCT 2012 I WAS STATIONED WITH BIG GEORGE = 'TINK' IN PENSACOLA, FLA IN 1965& 66. HE WAS A GREAT GUY. WE HAD A LOT OF GOOD TIMES TOGETHER.
We RememberPosted on 10/30/11 - by Robert Sage email@example.comGeorge is buried at St Thomas Cemetery, Corry, Erie County,PA.
RememberedPosted on 4/25/11 MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 2/21/09 - 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 MatePosted on 4/29/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you George Donald Tinko, 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, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you Sailor, for a job well done!
FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
played footballPosted on 1/24/03r.e.raupach
In rememberancePosted on 9/23/01 - by Gary CarnegieWe shared the same hometown and I am proud to have known you.
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.