CHARLES CHESTER WILCOX
- Wall Name:CHARLES C WILCOX
- Date of Birth:12/4/1945
- Date of Casualty:12/7/1967
- Home of Record:BUFFALO
- County of Record:ERIE COUNTY
- Branch of Service:ARMY
- Panel/Row:31E, 61
- Casualty Province:BINH DUONG
DAVID JAMES WOZNICKI
- Wall Name:DAVID J WOZNICKI
- Date of Birth:8/8/1947
- Date of Casualty:12/7/1967
- Home of Record:HATLEY
- County of Record:MARATHON COUNTY
- Branch of Service:ARMY
- Panel/Row:31E, 62
- Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI
Someone Whom We Could Never ForgetPosted on 3/1/15 - by RichardWe served together in the 1st Platoon, "A" Co., 1/8 Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division, he a rifleman, and I an ammo bearer at the time. Winslow was the "life of the party" wherever he happened to be. If you passed by a bunker where there was a lot of laughter you knew he was there. He was without doubt the most popular person in the platoon. Despite the language barrier, he even charmed the young women who sold us Coca Cola through the barbed wire on LZ Two Bits. On Dec. 7, 1967, we were flown to the outskirts of the village of Ð?i Ð?ng in Binh Dinh Province. There we linked up with Bravo Co. as well as 1/50 Mechanized Infantry, and began an assault against a very determined NVA unit, whose resolve was expressed in the patches they wore, "Quy?t t? d? t? qu?c quy?t sinh," "With this oath we resolve to be a sacrifice for the country." Most of us were ensconced securely behind an APC for cover, but down the line to my left (out of my view), Winslow had exposed himself, advancing on a bunker. The soldier inside waited until he was right on top of him, then opened up, according to Curelli, a machine gunner some ways behind him. Winslow collapsed. The bunker was knocked out by someone else, and Doc Ferguson crawled up to the prostrate form while bullets spattered dirt up all around him. He was barely alive with a sucking chest wound, but soon expired. While we took many casualties in the fight, he was one of only two killed. Someone commented later that it was just like an old WWII film where the guy who made everyone laugh is the first to die. His loss was one of the most poignant that we had ever suffered. The photo, taken by Jerry Prater, shows him kidding around, sucking in his stomach and flexing his muscles. It is a fitting image by which to memorialize him: a man who was both a comedian and a hero.MORE
Never to latePosted on 6/2/14 - by Wayne R WestenbergerWell Larry it took some time and with the help of other Vets you served with we located your daughter , she is well and has a grandson named Jack and he looks like his grandpa , plus has your humor with that said Larry old friend you can rest in peace good buddy . If she ever needs help we are here.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/22/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear SP4 Larry A Winslow, 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
We RememberPosted on 6/26/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comLarry is buried at Riverridge Cemetery in Belding,MI. PH
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 1/2/07 - by Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne firstname.lastname@example.orgFOREVER 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 and patriots 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
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.
LARRY A WINSLOW
10/24/1943 - 12/7/1967
the education center at the wall
VVMF is completing the mission of preserving the legacy of our fallen heroes by building an education center to tell the stories of the names on The Wall.