WINFORD R CRABB
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HONORED ON PANEL 57E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

WINFORD R CRABB

WALL NAME

WINFORD R CRABB

PANEL / LINE

57E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

01/28/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SHAFTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kern County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WINFORD R CRABB
POSTED ON 10.15.2014
POSTED BY: Maureen

The Visit

I visited your grave several times this year; and, as always, I wished you were here. It was good to see your folks there, too; I knew they were happy to be by you. Surely you know how much you were loved; just taken too soon by our God above. Though I've cried upon your grass-covered grave; it's still difficult pretending to be brave. I recall the tender moments from our past; they are my memories that continue to last. I miss you dearest, W.R.; oh, and thanks again for those shooting stars!! I'm glad you send me those special signs; it lets me know that you're doing just fine. So until we meet again; I am so glad you are with Him.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2014
POSTED BY: Mary Anne Lockwood

You had Oklahoma in your veins

W. R., my wonderful 2nd cousin....I will always remember your visits back to Grandma's and Paw Paw's, and My Mom's and Dad's home. California seemed so far away while we wiled away the hours and let the "Old Folks" talk, watching many an Oklahoma sunset go down. You have never been far away in memory from those of us who are left, and I'm sure you are sitting on a porch in Heaven, much like we did, with those that are gone also. You went way too soon. I will always miss you, and can tell from the stories, you were very loved. That makes my heart so happy, because we always talked of those "far away dreams" we both had. Remember.....don't eat the last biscuit.....I'll see you again, God willing. Mary Anne
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POSTED ON 3.16.2014
POSTED BY: Robert Carrasco

Our Childhood

My name is Robert Carrasco,, we were the same age, we lived one block apart our entire childhood. His parent ran the grocery store were we traded every day.

I saw W R everyday, either at school or at the store,,,,everyone liked W R,,he had no enemies,,,, I remember the glasses and his walk,,,, he had a very distinct gate in his walk,, he had a little crooked smile and those glasses,,, that was WR,,,,no one ever asked about why he did not use his first name,, no one ever used it, even the teachers called him WR,, his close friends all knew the real name,, we knew why he did not use it,,,lol,,, I was in the Air Force getting ready to fly to the war zone when I heard about his death. I was very sad,, I am 67 and still feel the sadness.. I feel like they stole part of my childhood….
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POSTED ON 11.7.2013
POSTED BY: Maureen

Your Spirit Is Always With Me

It may seem to some individuals reading this "remembrance" that 45 years is a long time to grieve for one person, W.R.
Nevertheless, my soul does and it likely will until the day I die.
We had plans to marry, but the Vietnam War destroyed them in a single day: May 9, 1968.
If it were not for W.R.'s spirit, which stays with me still, I may not have had the faith or courage to continue. He was a precious gift to me and to others who loved him. I pray that God permits us to one day to see each another again. He is deeply missed beyond words.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2012

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