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PATRICK KEVIN BURKE

  • Wall Name:PATRICK K BURKE
  • Date of Birth:4/28/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/30/1968
  • Home of Record:NORWOOD
  • County of Record:NORFOLK COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:47E, 9
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

ROBERT EARL COLE

  • Wall Name:ROBERT E COLE
  • Date of Birth:1/20/1942
  • Date of Casualty:3/30/1968
  • Home of Record:CARTHAGE
  • County of Record:PANOLA COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:47E, 9
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM

WALTER ALAN CICHON


is honored on Panel 47E, Line 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering a fellow New Jerseyan today

    Posted on 3/30/17 - by David Botticelli davbot@att.net
    I have been to the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and I probably/must have passed by the Seargent's name. He's the first New Jerseyan I've seen here. He's also the first MIA I've come across. It should have been more than a priority for the U.S. Government to find MIA's during the war and immediately following the Vietnam War. I cannot imagine how awful it is for families of MIA's to not know whether a son, brother, father, uncle, etc. is still alive somewhere. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, SSGT Cichon. Your brothers-in-arms who served with you, the memorials in Holmdel NJ and Washington DC and these web sites ensure that you are NEVER forgotten!
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  • Walter

    Posted on 9/28/16 - by fran franntasy@hotmail.om
    I vividly remember Walter and his brother rehearsing in our basement in Howell Township, N.J. along with my brother who was a member of the original Motifs.
    Walter could SING and his brother was an amazing guitarist. Was so very saddened the day I learned he had died in Vietnam - he was a hero.
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  • To my best friend and band mate

    Posted on 1/11/15 - by Murray Bauer pb4296@aol.com
    I will never forget the friendship and love we had for each other. The good times and the future we talked about and looked forward to. The Motifs as we were called is now both a beautiful and hurtful memory I could not forget even if I wanted to. It's all become part of me that I can't escape. I recently picked up my Fender guitar which sat in my home for all these years and just held it strumming a few chords. I always wonder where and how far we would have gone doing something we truly loved, making our music come alive. I can only guess but will never know. I Love you Walt and always will.
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  • One of too many

    Posted on 5/22/14
    Bruce Springsteen brought me here. This Memorial Day I'll be thinking of the sacrifice Walter made. I give thanks for the service of Walter, and to Bruce for making me aware of the life of Walter.
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  • "We made good music together"

    Posted on 1/13/14 - by John Lewandoski
    Walter was lead singer of our band, the Motifs, a key NJ band of the 1960s. I was the drummer. We played together, but moreover had a connection of the heart on things of life far past the excitement of our music.

    I yet so well feel the pain of reading the letter in the mailbox, late 1968, from Walter's Company Commander, I think it was, indicating his loss. In the letter was the last letter I'd written to Walter, unopened...

    The older we get the more we hold dear those of old who so profoundly affected our youth.

    May you be at rest, brave soldier.
    Johnny
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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