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JOHN RICHARD BUSCHMANN

JOHN RICHARD
BUSCHMANN
  • Wall Name:JOHN R BUSCHMANN
  • Date of Birth:3/12/1931
  • Date of Casualty:3/26/1969
  • Home of Record:NEW YORK
  • County of Record:NEW YORK CITY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:MAJ
  • Panel/Row:28W, 43
  • Casualty Province:BIEN HOA

TIMOTHY LYNN CARLEY

  • Wall Name:TIMOTHY L CARLEY
  • Date of Birth:3/30/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/26/1969
  • Home of Record:EMPORIA
  • County of Record:LYON COUNTY
  • State:KS
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:28W, 44
  • Casualty Province:BINH LONG

NICHOLAS CANCILLA


is honored on Panel 28W, Row 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • For GMG3 Nicholas CANCILLA, USN...another of Altoona's bravest of heroes, who gave his all for us!!

    Posted on 4/30/15
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Gunner's Mate Cancilla, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam, and off the coast of Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...you had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty everywhere! Altoona is very proud of you! You had sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! You had sailed in harm's way! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I greatly and immensely admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very bproud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep us and our country free! Well done, Sailor! Be thou at peace. SAIL NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • In memoriam to Nicholas Cancilla

    Posted on 12/12/14 - by GMG3 Robert Parra potntpncho@sbcglobal.net
    Nicholas, I remember when you and Robbie went out on patrol on PBR 148. I was on the pier and watched the boat pull away. I was also a PBR 148 gunner and was devastated when I heard that you and Robbie were killed. I never forgot you and thanks to this website was able to find your image again. I will pay tribute to you every time I visit The Viet Nam Wall. Thank you for your service.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/28/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear GMG3 Nicholas Cancilla, 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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  • Salute to a Fellow Veteran

    Posted on 3/6/12 - by Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa KIng reecejim@yahoo.com
    You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/12/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Nicholas is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County,PA.
  • Thank you Mate

    Posted on 4/27/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Nicholas Cancilla, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Mate, for a job well done!

    FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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  • ODE TO NICK

    Posted on 3/3/00 - by ALAN SILVERBERG ALANTRANPD@YAHOO.COM
    MY NAME IS ALAN SILVERBERG.I KNEW NICK FOR A SHORT TIME,WHILE HE SERVED WITH ME ON THE U.S.S.SARATOGA.I REMEMBER NICK AS A QUITE AND FRIENDLY PERSON.I ALSO RECALL,HOW MUCH HE WANTED TO SERVE IN NAM,AND CONTRIBUTE AS MUCH AS HE COULD TO THE EFFORT THAT WAS GOING ON.UPON HEARING OF HIS DEATH,I CAN RECALL THAT AT THAT MOMENT,IT WAS A REAL EVENT THAT WAS GOING ON,NOT JUST SOMETHING IN THE NEWS.MAY GOD BLESS HIS HEROIC SOUL.THANK YOU FOR THIS CHANCE TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS.
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