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ROBERT OLIVER BALMER

  • Wall Name:ROBERT O BALMER
  • Date of Birth:1/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:11/20/1965
  • Home of Record:OCEANPORT
  • County of Record:MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 3E, 102
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

CONNIE LEROY CHANDLER

  • Wall Name:CONNIE L CHANDLER
  • Date of Birth:6/12/1930
  • Date of Casualty:11/20/1965
  • Home of Record:DES MOINES
  • County of Record:POLK COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line: 3E, 102
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

RICHARD DALE BRODA


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 102 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • THANKS

    Posted on 7/7/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Broda,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Mike was 1st Cav, say hi to him. Independence Day just passed, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Richard Dale Broda, 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
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  • To Put A Face With A Name

    Posted on 5/8/12 - by Carol (Cipriani) Haberchak haberchak1311@comcast.net
    Dear Richard, to honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country I want to make sure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed, so it is with great pride and humility that I post this remembrance and picture of you. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war 45 years ago. God Bless You, Richard, for being who you were and for all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/5/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Richard is buried at Olive Branch cemetery,Portsmouth, Portsmouth City,VA. PH
  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 12/12/06 - by Bill Nelson: Nam Vet 101st Airborne grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "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
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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.