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GERALD JOHN TWOREK


is honored on Panel 5W, Line 90 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SSGT Gerald J. Tworek

    Posted on 9/6/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SGT Lonald R. Coleman, PFC Michael B. First, SSGT Gerald J. Tworek, and SP4 James S. McGough were members of 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry out of Quang Tri Combat Base. On February 8th, 1971, SGT Coleman was leading a squad consisting of PFC First and SSGT Tworek which entered an NVA position concealing a communications relay station on the Laotian border. In an engagement with enemy elements, all three soldiers were fatally wounded. Enemy intelligence, records and equipment obtained at the cost of their lives saved many Americans participating in the ARVN operation, Lam Son 719. SP4 Jim S. McGough, who usually was on point, but wasn't for this day, was wounded when he rushed forward to assist his beleaguered comrades. When he was hospitalized in Okinawa the day after his evacuation, he received a blood transfusion that infected him with Hepatitis C. It would be years before he was diagnosed with the disease. He died on January 3, 2014, as a result of complications from his combat wounds. His name was approved to be added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in May 2016. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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  • The Society of the Fifth Division

    Posted on 10/25/15 - by Thomas W Grafton, graftonthomas@hotmail.com
    Dear Gerald,
    You Have Not Been Forgotten!

    The Society of the Fifth Division, U.S. Army, during its 95th Annual Reunion in Pittsburgh, PA (Sept 10-14, 2015) , held a Reading of the Names Ceremony to honor the 514 Soldiers from the 5th Division that were Killed in Action during the War in Vietnam. Your Name Was Read Aloud Among Those Soldiers. You Have Not Been Forgotten! Rest in Peace, Dear Brother.

    Thomas Grafton
    Alpha company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division
    Vietnam (1968-1969)

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SSGT Gerald John Tworek, 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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  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/14/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 2/9/09 - 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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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.