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is honored on Panel 21W, Line 104 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • OCS 94th Company

    Posted on 9/29/17 - by Dennis K Lutz
    DAN graduated September 28, 1968 from Infantry Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Infantry Officer. I am a classmate and knew Dan and his desire to do his best. All his fellow classmates would attest that graduating from Infantry OCS was no small task. He was one of the few who made it to graduation and I know he was proud to make it to Commissioning and to be one of the Mighty 94th Company "Freemans Fantastic Few". His sacrifice pains all his classmates, but he choose to be an infantry Officer and none gave greater service than he. Next year will be the 50th Anniversary of our graduation, and a reunion is to be held at Fort Benning, Ga. We want you present DANIEL, if not in body, in spirit. Those of us remaining, that can attend, will honor you at the reunion.
  • Remembering Dan...

    Posted on 11/9/15 - by SADDERLY98682@YAHOO.COM
    I was a classmate of Dan's in Tooele, Utah. I wore his MIA bracelet for a long time until I learned of his death. He was a real gentlemen in a small town of cowboys. One night, on a date, we were involved in a minor fender bender. His biggest concern was that I was ok. Then he worried how his dad, an army brass, would feel about the accident. The thing I remember the most about that night was his tenderness, compassion and concern. I have always remembered Dan with a song in my heart. I visited Washington, DC when I turned 60 and I had two names I needed to imprint, Dan's and my father-in-law's name Percy Clark, inscribed on the wall honoring fallen police officers's names. I visited South Vietnam in February of this year and will return again in early 2016. The experience of visiting this country and getting to know the people who also suffered through this disastrous war is something that should be experienced by more people in our generation. It's an incredibly cleansing experience.... you would not regret it.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/11/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT Dan Burgess Yarbrough, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/15/11 - by Robert Sage
    Dan is buried at City Cemetery, Wetumpka,AL. BSM-OLC PH

    Posted on 5/11/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "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
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The Wall of Faces

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