Happy 80th BirthdayPosted on 1/7/15 - by Krysteen Wescott firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Daddy,MORE
Today (Jan 8th) would be your 80th Birthday. You were born the same day as Elvis Presley. I heard that you loved music and wish that you were here with me to celebrate this day. It is not fair that due to circumstances we were cheated out of you being here. I think of you everyday and love you more than you will ever know..Please know you are in my heart and soul. Your legacy will live on.
Happy Birthday Daddy!
Merry Christmas & Happy New YearPosted on 12/29/14 - by Krysteen Wescott email@example.comDear Daddy,MORE
I wish you were here this year since it seems this is the hardest one for me. It was at this time in 1968 when you arrived for your second tour in Vietnam. I am making sure that your story goes on and that people know what you sacrificed so that they would be free. Please watch over me and hope you are as proud of me as I am of you.
Happy Thanksgiving!Posted on 11/27/14 - by Krysteen WescottDear Daddy,MORE
I am thinking of you today and miss you terribly. You are in my heart and soul.
A True Hero - Remembering you on Veterans DayPosted on 11/13/14 - by Your Loving Daughter Krysteen firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Daddy,MORE
I was asked to help place the wreath at the Vietnam Wall for you and the other 58,300 on Veterans Day. I jumped out of a plane in your honor with the All American Veterans Team last week and want you to know I could never be as proud of you as I am today. I miss you every day and know you are watching over me. Your men speak of you highly and every time they say the word Honorable to describe you. When I look at your picture, I think of the word Brave. I am making sure that you are not forgotten and that your legacy lives on. I love you more than you could know and will live the life you never had a chance to. I am walking in your footsteps with pride especially to the places you were at before your death. You will always be in my heart
Happy Father's DayPosted on 6/20/14 - by Krysteen WescottI was at the wall on Father's Day and met men who were on your LZ. I was also there on Memorial Day and you would be proud. It was so beautiful but I would rather have you.I think of the life we should have had together. You being a part of some of the most important days of my life like walking me down the aisle on my wedding day and being a grandfather. There isn't a day gone by that I don't miss you and love you. Please watch over me and know that I am so proud of you. You fought for what you believed in and I carry your name with pride.MORE
I love you Daddy always.
Your Daughter KC
Remembering you on your AnniversaryPosted on 4/29/14 - by Christine WescottToday is the 45th anniversary of your death and I want you to know that there isn't a day gone by that I don't think about you. Heaven needed a hero and he called you home. Even though I needed you more, I understand that your men needed you and you kept your promise to bring them all home. They remember you today and check on me often. You were brave enough and stood up for what you believed in. I want you to know that I am proud to be your daughter. I am a part of you and love you more than anyone can imagine.MORE
Happy Anniversary Daddy!
Happy BirthdayPosted on 1/10/14Dear Dad,MORE
You were born the same day as Elvis and would be the same age 79 yrs old this birthday.
There isn't a day gone by that I don't think of you and love you. I promise to carry on my journey to make sure no one forgets you and the sacrifice you made.
Happy Birthday (1/8).
Love Your Daughter KC
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 12/1/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SFC Robert Hyatt Wescott Jr, sirMORE
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
Looking for people who knew Robert Hyatt Wescott JrPosted on 12/8/12 - by christine hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
I was hoping to find others who knew Robert.He was a great man who loved his country,his men and his job. He needs to be remembered so I would like to hear from anyone who is able to give me more information about his life.
Never ForgottenPosted on 9/5/11 - by Dominick A. Martino, A Co., 1st Battalion, 8th Cav. '69 '70.I had the honor to serve with Sgt. Wescott in the 1st Air Cavalry for a very short time. I visit the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial a few times a year to remember his sacrifice.MORE
Never ForgottenPosted on 2/28/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comFOREVER REMEMBEREDMORE
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.
From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 5/6/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
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
We rememberPosted on 2/18/05 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgRobert is buried at Beverly Nat Cem.
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.