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LARRY EUGENE WASHBURN

  • Wall Name:LARRY E WASHBURN
  • Date of Birth:1/14/1945
  • Date of Casualty:6/17/1966
  • Home of Record:SAN ANTONIO
  • County of Record:BEXAR COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:A2C
  • Panel/Line: 8E, 59
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:OFFSHORE, MIL RG II

LOUIS XAVIER CABRERA JR

  • Wall Name:LOUIS X CABRERA JR
  • Date of Birth:12/3/1945
  • Date of Casualty:6/18/1966
  • Home of Record:BLUE ISLAND
  • County of Record:COOK COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:8E, 60
  • Casualty Province:PHU YEN

TERRY WAYNE BUCKLER


is honored on Panel 8E, Line 59 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/6/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Terry Buckler,
    Thank you for your service as a Shore Party Man. 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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  • I couldn't belive it!

    Posted on 5/25/17 - by David Rothenbuecher
    Terry, I met you on Okinawa in April '66. You were in Shore Party with my best friend. I was with Radio Relay HQ 5th Marines. We were young - invincible - and had the world by the ass. In May'66 we (two Radio Relay teams) and your unit were all deployed with Battalion 3/5 on the Princeton (LPH-5 -call sign Bullhorn). After jungle training in the Philippines, we ended up in Viet Nam for Operations Deckhouse I - Deckhouse II on June 18, '66. After the operation was over and everybody was back on the ship I went to see my best friend. You were always somewhere close by. When I asked where you were my friend told me you had been killed the first day of the operation. I couldn't believe it was true, but it was. So much for our invincibility. Semper Fi, my Brother. I think about you often. Especially every year when Memorial Day comes around. Ah, me.
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  • I saw you leave us.

    Posted on 6/8/15 - by Sgt. Mike Hayes, BLT 3/5, Fox 2/11, Provisional Whiskey 55's 2/11, Dec-65' - Oct-67'
    Terry,
    It was our first or second day in Nam. Eight of us were chosen to patrol south of Foxtrott's gun position. Of the eight of us I only knew Quintana. We were all part of the BLT. Your fire team was west of the road in a dry rice paddy, and my team on the other side of the road mine 20-30 yards away. Up to the first round ringing out it was as quiet as it could be. The four of us made it over the road and laid down fire into the tree line and the hillside for you. As we passed you by, two of your team dragged you out of the field of fire. I glanced at your face for a moment and knew you were leaving. We continued cover fire until you were safe. Forty years later I spoke with your family for the first time. I hope I did a good job. A few years later I came upon Doc Oscar Warner, (Lompoc CA.) RIP. He remembered you well. You were our first Terry. Quintana remembers you as well. I spoke with him around 2008-9. Its now been 49 years since. I've been thinking about you for that long. The whole episode took about 2 to 4 minutes from the moment you were hit to the moment Doc had you in his arms. The first and last time I ever saw you was that moment I saw you leave us. Semper Fi My Brother!
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  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 6/18/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/18/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear PFC Terry Wayne Buckler, 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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