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BOBBY RAY ALEXANDER


is honored on Panel 29E, Line 104 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/16/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL ALEXANDER,
    THANK YOU FOR BEING A MARINE GRUNT. I WISH YOU HAD A PICTURE ON THIS WALL, AND I HOPE SOMEONE POSTS ONE.
    SEMPER FI AND REST IN PEACE.
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Corporal.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Bobby Ray Alexander, 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 8/29/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Bobby is buried at RoselawnCemetery in Decatur, AL.
  • I should have died, Al should have lived.

    Posted on 3/20/08 - by James Philip (JP) Land jpland@comporium.net
    To the family of Bobby Ray Alexander. (We called him Al) Al was the first Marine I met when I left the convoy at the "fish bowl on Hwy 9. He was from Summerville and I was from Hueytown, Alabama. He was my squad leader, and later recommended me for Squad Leader. We went through the bridge attack at Con Tien where our jets dropped 500lbs bombs on our lines. We survived then but he did not make it later when our on Mortars dropped ordinance on our lines between Con Tien and Alpha 3 positions. I ran to him, but he was barely alive. The Doc's worked on him. He was in total shock and felt no pain. To his family. I want you to know he felt no pain. But he stayed alive until we could get him on a chopper at about midnight. I was told he was rescusitated at the field hospital 3 times before being pronounced dead. Already wounded once, he returned to combat. He loved the Marine Corps and hoped to make it his career. I believe his girlfriend's name was Margaret (I think) but the last thing he told me was she had finished making her wedding dress by hand and was waiting for his return. Apart from her, he talked often of his father. He talked of farming with his father in Summerville. I had hoped to go to Summerville, but never did. The guilt was too great. My last memory of Al was looking down in his face. Total shock. no pain. no reaction. He was a true warrior and deserved more than to have his own kill him in combat. He was a true patriot, and he loved his girl. Carried her framed picture around in his pack.
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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.