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FRANK DONALD TRYPUS

FRANK DONALD
TRYPUS
  • Wall Name:FRANK D TRYPUS
  • Date of Birth:4/14/1932
  • Date of Casualty:11/19/1965
  • Home of Record:MEADVILLE
  • County of Record:CRAWFORD COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line: 3E, 102
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

ROBERT OLIVER BALMER

  • Wall Name:ROBERT O BALMER
  • Date of Birth:1/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:11/20/1965
  • Home of Record:OCEANPORT
  • County of Record:MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 3E, 102
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

DAVID LEE VARVELL


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 102 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CWO David Lee Varvell, 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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  • Angel Day

    Posted on 11/19/09 - by Kathie
    On this your angel day I want you to know that you are a blessing to a countless number of people past, present, and future. And through your selfless service and courageous deeds your efforts have and will have an influence on many generations. And with all the good you did and the ultimate sacrifice you paid you truly are OUR HERO and we thank God that you lived.

    FREEDOM
    by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC

    It is the soldier, not the reporter
    Who has given us the freedom of the press.

    It is the soldier, not the poet,
    Who has given us Freedom of speech.

    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer
    Who has given us the Freedom to demonstrate

    It is the soldier, who serves beneath the Flag,
    Who salutes the Flag,

    Whose coffin is draped by the Flag,
    Who allows the protestor to burn the Flag,

    It is the soldier, not the politician,
    Who has given his blood, his body, his life,
    Who has given us these FREEDOMS!
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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 12/19/05 - 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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  • You Will Always Be Remembered

    Posted on 11/19/03 - by Kelsey Zehr zehr_85@hotmail.com
    Dear David,
    I am a student at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois that is doing a project
    that involves writing remembrances for those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam
    War. The cost of freedom has never been cheap or inexpensive. It has cost the blood and
    lives of hundreds and thousands of Americans over the course of our history. Any person
    that has helped defend our country will always be remembered as a hero. Even though we
    have never met, I would like to thank you for defending our country’s freedom. You will
    always be remembered as a hero in my heart. May God bless you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Kelsey Zehr
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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.