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JOHNNIE LEE PRYEAR

JOHNNIE LEE
PRYEAR
  • Wall Name:JOHNNIE L PRYEAR
  • Date of Birth:6/5/1951
  • Date of Casualty:3/6/1971
  • Home of Record:MOBILE
  • County of Record:MOBILE COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 4W, 27
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI

HARVEY WAYNE WRIGHT

  • Wall Name:HARVEY W WRIGHT
  • Date of Birth:1/31/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/6/1971
  • Home of Record:LAURINBURG
  • County of Record:SCOTLAND COUNTY
  • State:NC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line: 4W, 30
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

THOMAS AMBROSE TOLEDO


is honored on Panel 4W, Line 29 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • In Honor

    Posted on 3/6/17 - by John Braun birds@epix.net
    Thomas, You are remembered and honored.
  • In Honor

    Posted on 3/6/16 - by John Braun birds@epix.net
    The members of Facebook Group 'Native Americans On the Vietnam Memorial Wall' remember and honor you. Rest In Peace Tommy.
  • Run For The Wall

    Posted on 1/28/16 - by SFC Alondo Chinana USA Ret usairforce.ac@gmail.com
    "Run For The Wall Honor's you every year as we ride from Calif. to the VN Memorial Wall, Wash.DC. Keep us safe Tom, as we ride to honor you. You will Never Be Forgotten.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Thomas Ambrose Toledo, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • My cousin, brother, and friend

    Posted on 7/12/12 - by Jacob Fragua jacobfragua@yahoo.com

    Letter from Jacob Fragua


    Hello, I’m Jacob J. Fragua and I had the privilege of knowing Thomas A. Toledo, not only as a cousin, but also as a brother and a close friend. We were born and raised on the Jemez Peublo Indian Reservation, about 40 miles Northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico.


    Tommy, as we knew him was a unique individual, he was very mature for his age and seemed versed in all the attributes of his culture and agricultural way of life, as well as experienced hunter.


    I had the opportunity of being the brother he never had, because he was blessed with 10 sister; we did a lot of things together, like horseback riding, hunting, trapping red fox and blue birds or ceremonial use, harness horses and use horse drawn farm equipment, and even broke a horse or two.


    When Tommy graduated from high school he landed a job with a construction company that was building a Civic Center for the tribe, after that he got a job in Kaycee, Wyoming at a cattle ranch. While he was there he invited me on a ranch to work with him, the excitement of riding working with livestock only lasted for about a week, especially when you had to ride from sunup to sundown and saddle soreness got the best of you. I’ll never trade that experience for any other, I can go on and on about all the good times, but enough of that.


    Tommy as rugged and tuff as he was, had a loving kind hearted inside of him. When he got drafted he had an opportunity to decline to go, but he chose to serve his country in the Army. He became an infantry man and went to fight in Viet Nam. Before he left I offered to quit school and go with him on the buddy system and he told me no, because he wanted me to stay and watch over his sisters and if we both and if we both went there would be no guarantee we would make it back.


    I count it a privilege and honor to have been taken under the wings of an awesome person like my cousin, brother and friend. Though he has been gone for a while, he is never forgotten and he will always be missed. I’ve been blessed to have known Him and He sacrificed his life for our freedom. Thank You my Brother!!


    March 16, 2010

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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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