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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 36 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 7/11/17 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear PFC Brooks,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It is another summer, as time continues to pass since Vietnam. 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.

    Posted on 5/16/14 - by John M. Zipko US ARMY 1966-68
    I went through Advance Training at Fort Polk, La. with Raymond. Proud to have call him a fellow SOLDIER. Went tonight to see his name on Wall of Heroes in Myrtle Beach, S.C. as part of Military Appreciation Month.. RIP AND NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/25/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Raymond Augusta Brooks, 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
  • Your Death Brought it Home

    Posted on 4/19/10 - by Duery Felton Jr / 1st Inf. Div, Rep. Vietnam
    "Big Brooks." Many of us respectfully referred to you by the moniker “Big Brooks.” You were a high school class before me, but in the 60s a true sense of neighborhood prevailed—everyone knew everyone. I remember word of your death being carried to me while I was at work, and how many of your associates discussed your death. I realize that your death was my first-personal connection to the Vietnam War. Until your death, Vietnam did not resonate as it was both a vague and distant place. In time, Big Brooks, many of us who discussed and remembered your death, would find us in that vague and distance place: Vietnam.
  • Photo of Butch Brooks

    Posted on 10/30/09

    Butch was very friendly and outgoing. He used to take his cousins to the movies. He was active in everything that was happening, and he knew everybody!

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