RICHARD J COSTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

RICHARD JAMES COSTON

WALL NAME

RICHARD J COSTON

PANEL / LINE

17W/95

DATE OF BIRTH

02/08/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/20/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SAN JOSE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Santa Clara County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD JAMES COSTON
POSTED ON 12.23.2013

Remembering Richard Coston

Richard, I hope your family takes some comfort in the knowledge your memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew you. I wish you had been given more time on this earth.
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POSTED ON 10.6.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Richard James Coston, 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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POSTED ON 2.16.2010
POSTED BY: deanna rae

to my uncle

i love you uncle. i miss you . i was young,very young but i still have memories of you. i cannot wait to see you on the other side. p.s. uncle we are having a tea party after the rapture. will you and grandma go? i will see you then uncle. i love you with all my heart. deanna

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POSTED ON 7.30.2005

Poetry in Motion

Captain of the Andrew Hill High School Championship Wrestling Team of 1967


Wrestling was my favorite high school sport.  I watched because I knew Richard and loved to watch as he move on the mat, maneuvering and concentrating on "out thinking" his opponent.  As much as I enjoyed watching him compete, my most profound image of him was during a early morning water skiing trip to Calero Dam.  On this particular morning, he was anxious to be first behind the boat.  As he stepped into a slalom ski, the sun was just rising. From the shore I watched the boat pull him onto to the glassy surface of the water.  They were alone; one boat with a single skier.  The power of the boat lifted his equally powerful body onto the glass-like water with an ease that seemed impossibly fluid.  As he gained speed and was able to use his grace to move across the wake of the boat,  he appeared at once to be part of the lake, an extension of the boat, and a wholly and magnificent example of the poetry of motion.  The magic lasted for such a short time, but more than forty years later, that image is how I remember him, using his body to think and experience a life that was limited by war and circumstance.

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POSTED ON 8.30.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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