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DAMIAN THOMAS TOMASKO


is honored on Panel 35W, Line 41 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • For 1lt Damian Thomas TOMASKO, USA...another of Portage's bravest of heroes, who gave his all for us

    Posted on 3/14/18
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Lieutenant Tomasko, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your lo0ve and loyalty...you had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty everywhere! Portage is very proud of you, Sir! You sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I so greatly and so immensely admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your service to America and the sacrifices you made to keep our country and us free! Well done, Sir! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!
















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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/10/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT Damian Thomas Tomasko, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/11/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Damian is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Portage, Cambria County,PA.
  • If I should die...remembrances for 1LT. Damian Thomas TOMASKO, USA...Portage's bravest of heroes!!!!

    Posted on 11/19/10 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep ,long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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  • If I should die...remembrances for 1LT. Damian Thomas TOMASKO, USA...Portage's bravest of heroes!!!!

    Posted on 11/16/10 - by
    If I should die, and leave yopu here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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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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