Remembering an American HeroPosted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear American Hero,
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.
Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)
We RememberPosted on 9/27/09 - by Robert Sage email@example.comKevin is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Mass.
I'll Never Forget You !Posted on 8/16/06 - by Mike O'HareIn high school Kevin and I shared shared some classes together, so we saw each other every day. He was a real good kid and I enjoyed having him in my classes. Of course that would change after we graduated.MORE
One of the last times I remember seeing Kevin was a month after we graduated from Lynn English High. It was at a Rolling Stones concert tour stop, held in Lynn's Manning Bowl, at the end of June 1966.
We met up on the field at the front row about 25 feet from the stage. Kevin and I were jumping up on each others shoulders to get better views as the Stones performed. We were laughing and having a good time.
The concert ended (prematurely) because of the pushing that started in the rear. So the cops panicked and started spraying everyone up front with tear gas which got both of us. That ended the fun.
From time to time I still think of that night Kevin and I enjoyed that Rolling Stones concert and our time in school. Those were very good days!
Kevin, may you always rest in peace, my friend.
LCPL Kevin A. Cahill, USMCPosted on 7/3/04 - by Jim McIlhenney firstname.lastname@example.orgLCPL Kevin A. Cahill, USMCMORE
1st Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Semper Fidelis, Marine!
Personal thoughtPosted on 9/25/02 - by C. Michael RainboltI was Kevin's friend. I met Kevin in July of 1966 at Parris Island, S.C. We were in boot camp together. For eight weeks Kevin and I marched, ate and stood in formation next to each other, and became close friends. Kevin and I secretely told each other about our families, our girl friends and dreams of what we would do after we got out of the Corps. Kevin was one of the nicest guys I ever met and certainly one of the best of Platoon 3049. I often think of Kevin, and think what a loss it was that he had to die. I wish I had the opportunity to have known him better.MORE
C. Michael Rainbolt
Cpl USMC 1966-1969
An Excellent Point ManPosted on 8/29/02 - by Doyle GlassKevin Cahill was one of the best point men for 3rd platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Divsion. He had an excellent instinct for the job. On October 12, 1967, he was the point man for the point squad for the point platoon of Operation Medina. He was killed when Charlie Company was ambushed by the North Vietnamese Army. A great Marine, Cahill undoubtedly saved lives because of the skill in which he exercised his duties. May he rest in peace.MORE
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.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.