Ground CasualtyPosted on 12/20/15 - by email@example.comOn October 28, 1971, four soldiers from 196th Light Infantry Brigade and a medic from the 26th Engineer Battalion drowned while on the beach at Chu Lai, Quang Tin Province, RVN. One soldier was swept away by the undertow and the four others drowned while trying to save him. All five were African-American. The lost soldiers included PVT Brent P. Cleveland, CPL David L. Jackson, CPL Bobby B. White, and SP4 Samuel A. Amey from the 196th, and SP5 Donald F. Vaughan from the 26th Engineers. Their bodies were recovered two days later. The soldiers were what Army ethnic code definition of the time referred to as “Negros.” That policy has since been changed to "Black or African-American" as the only acceptable terms for persons having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. [Taken fromcoffeltdatabase.org]MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/17/14 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear CPL Bobby Blake White, 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, Sir
We RememberPosted on 7/5/14 - by Robert SageBobby is buried at Adams Rogers Cemetery, Bradenton, Manatee County, FL.
Never ForgottenPosted on 11/4/11 MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 11/28/05 - 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
In RemembrancePosted on 5/17/03 - by Justin WiegandI am leaving remembrances for random veterans thanking them for the great contribution they have given our nation. Thank you for what you have left behind for our nation. You are not forgotten, and have left a legacy and example for everyone. You were a true hero, and I personally appreciate the great contribution you have given our nation.MORE
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.