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is honored on Panel 14E, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/19/15 - by Robert Sage
    Francis is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County,IL.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSG Francis Peter Jelinek, 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
  • The Woman I've Become Now

    Posted on 1/26/12 - by Lisa Marie
    Dear Dad,

    I'm living here in Washington D.C. now....close by to where your name now lies, immortalized in black stone with so many brave others. I'm working hard. I've earned my Master's Certificate in Homeland Security now. I couldn't quite have followed directly in your footsteps, but you wouldn't have liked that for me. I hope I always made you both very proud, and that you'd be proud of me still. My strength comes from you and Mom. I miss you so very much and mourn for the intellectual conversations that we'll never get to have. There's so much I'd ask you if you were still here. I mourn for the fact that you won't be walking me down the aisle at my wedding. That we won't have that daughter and dad dance...but I know you'll be there for all the important moments, nonetheless. I love you, Dad. Going to go make a fried egg sandwich...just like old times. :-)
  • Career Man

    Posted on 10/4/10 - by William L. Russell
    My crazy cousin 'Sonny' was going to be career Army. He began in Armor and ended up as a Green Beret. His plans were cut short when he gave his life to save another while on a ordinance clearing mission. His brother, Ron, followed him to Vietnam; survived, but Agent Orange got him many years later. I followed them to Vietnam; still here and still remembering their dedication and sacrifice.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 1/26/09 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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The Wall of Faces

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