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HARRY PATRICK YINGLING


is honored on Panel 20W, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Dearest Harry

    Posted on 11/11/16 - by Mary Ellen(Molly) Angel maryangel1959@Gmail.com
    I still think about you. I remember you with great fondness! Till we meet again!
  • My cousin

    Posted on 9/4/15 - by Gerald "Jerry" Yingling ling.j.ying@gmail.com
    Harry,
    I followed you into the Military, I joined the Marines and hit Parris Island in April 1969. I was in advanced IT in Camp Lejeune when you were killed. People went crazy because the announcement was so quick, no one knew it was "Harry" or me, "Jerry" that they said on the radio. Needless to say, both of our families were in panic mode. The Red Cross called me to confirm and patch me through to mom, to confirm I was alive. That is how I learned that I had lost my BIG CUZ, I can not express even today how I felt. My mom was relieve for a second or two, then it hit both of that we had lost you.
    I remembered running around in your blue Comet, trying to pick up girls to go to the soda fountain and you drinking your cherry cokes and eat your crazy French Fries with gravy and tons of ketchup. Obviously, if I am writing this, I am one of the guys who carries his survivor's guilt as I've lost my cousins, my friends and this Nation gives lip service and doesn't give a shit about any of it. I am sorry my friend. I hope you have true peace with the Lord. God bless you cousin, thank you for our times together. We shall meet again.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/17/13 - by Anthony Bartolotta
    Drafted out of high school, Sergeant Harry Patrick Yingling served faithfully in Vietnam until July 19, 1969. He was a little over a month away from his 21st birthday.
    Yingling was part of the historic 101st Airborne Division. He was also one of 3,147 Pennsylvanians who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War. That July day, Yingling was supposed to be the RTO, or the 4th man in the column in a machine gun position. That day, he asked to be point, or first in line, in order to gain experience since Dennis Lehnst, the original point, was leaving Vietnam soon. That day, his unit was ambushed by the enemy, and Yingling was mortally wounded.
    Yinglin was well loved, determined and focused. Fellow soldiers say he was carefree and eager to learn and serve. He impressed others with his mechanical capabilities and his ability to disassemble and reassemble his weapon in complete darkness faster than most. Above all else, Harry Patrick Yingling was fearless. Yingling strove for the best every day and followed in the footsteps of his father, Herbert Yingling, Jr. who served in World War II.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/18/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Harry Patrick Yingling, 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
    ccarter02@earthlink.net
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  • For SGT Harry Patrick YINGLING, USA...Export's bravest of heroes, who gave his life for our country!

    Posted on 1/5/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Sergeant Yingling, your sacrifice was NOT in vain! America, OUR America is still a free country, and our flag still flies high! I believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I admire greatly as one of my three top favorite songbirds, along with Julie Andrews and Dusty Springfield, would be proud of your service. For you have fought for us and you have given all that mortality can give. DUTY! HONOR! COUNTRY! You have lived up to them and more. These words are MORE than just words, a slogan, or a flamboyant phrase...they mean MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE! You gave your life for FREEDOM! Well done, soldier! Be thou at peace.
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The Wall of Faces

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