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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/26/17 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear YN3 Douglas Coker,
    Thank you for your service as a Yoeman 3rd Class. December is here, along with all the preparations. Yesterday was Christmas. It is so 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear YN3 Douglas Carroll Coker, 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
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 4/24/12 - by Corinne LaVerlle (Coker) McKee
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/16/12 - by Robert Sage
    Douglas is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park and Garden Mausoleum, Alexander, Saline County, AR.
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/25/12 - by Corinne LaVerlle (Coker) McKee

    Beloved Brother...We have chosen as our first contribution to your Remembrances, the poem that gave our Mother some solace during those dark days of that Fall and Christmas in 1967...She felt such a kinship for all who were suffering such horrible losses, particularly the Mothers...and so she copied this poem. THE MOTHER ON THE SIDEWALK-- by Edgar A. Guest (1917)--read it frequently, and offered it up in prayer in tribute to All VIETNAM VETERANS' MOTHERS..A copy was lovingly prepared and attached to a wreath placed at the Vietnam War Memorial in Spring of 1987....From the mother of Douglas Carrol Coker....


    The Mother on the sidewalk as the troops are marching by

    Is the Mother of Old Glory that is waving in the sky.

    Men have fought to keep it splendid, men have died to keepit bright,

    But that flag was born of woman and her suffering day and night;

    'Tis her sacrifice has made it, and once more we ought to pray

    For the brave and loyal mother of the boy who goes away.

    There are days of grief before her; there are hours that she will weep;

    There are nights of anxious waiting when her fear will banish sleep;

    She has heard her country calling and has risen to the test,

    And has placed upon the altar of the Nation's need, her best.

    And no man shall ever suffer in the turmoil of the fray

    The anguish of the mother of the boy who goes away.

    You may boast of mens' deeds of glory you may tell their courage great;

    But to die is easier service than alone to sit and wait.

    And I hail the little mother with the tear-stained face and grave

    Who has given the flag a soldier--she's the bravest of the brave.

    And that banner we are proud of, with its red and blue and white,

    Is a lasting holy tribute to ALL MOTHERS' love of right.

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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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