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is honored on Panel 39E, Line 2 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 2/12/18 - by John Reynolds
    As I put my thoughts together today, I am looking at the world clock and it is 10:00 PM, 02/12/2018 IN VIETNAM.
    This is right about the time we received the call at Bn Hq that members of the unit needed to be picked up at Qui Nhon airfield, field hospital.
    I was sent to make the pickup and was surprised to find Frank (NICE GUY FRANK) Wilhelm and John Wilson there.
    Knowing that they were with you this night, I asked “where’s Buell?”
    They pointed in your direction where you laid in the field hospital.
    That sighting is etched in my memory and I think of you often.
    You were a good friend and sadly missed.
    Thank you for your friendship and service.
    Rest In Peace Craig.
    SP5 John Reynolds, HHC, 98th S&S Bn, Qui Nhon
  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/7/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Spec 5 Buell,
    Thank you for your service as a General Supply Specialist. 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP5 Craig Harold Buell, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/26/09 - by Robert Sage
    Craig is buried at City Cemetery in Hopkins, MO.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/9/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "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 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.

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