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is honored on Panel 38E, Line 65 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/15/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Lcpl Raymond Burgess,
    Thank you for your service as a Motor Vehicle Operator. I hate that you died near your birthday. sigh. 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.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/10/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
    Semper Fi Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/17/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Raymond Arthur Burgess, 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 2/7/11 - by Robert Sage
    Ray is buried at Saint Thomas Cemetery, Southington, Hartford County, CT.
  • To Raymond

    Posted on 4/5/10 - by Alessandra
    I am currently a high school student, and I am taking a course that focuses around the Vietnam War. I was introduced to this site by my teacher and find it very moving. You and the sacrifice you made has not been forgotten, nor will it ever be forgotten. I thank you for all that you have given. Though I may not have ever known you, nor have any connection to you (other than home state and my family has a line of Marines), I fully appreciate what you have done for this country, you will forever be remembered. God bless you and your family.
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