EDWARD D CROW
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HONORED ON PANEL 60E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

EDWARD DAVID CROW

WALL NAME

EDWARD D CROW

PANEL / LINE

60E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

05/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBUS

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD DAVID CROW
POSTED ON 3.6.2010
POSTED BY: Benny Brock

Best friend ever

David was my very best friend. When I heard he was killed it felt like I had lost an older brother. We went and did everything together. Often played basketball in my back yard by spotlight until 10 pm. I think about him often.I will always miss him.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2008
POSTED BY: Bill Lewallen

Tall, lanky, Happy-go-lucky kid with an infectious sense of humor and a perpetual grin.

David and his best friend Benny once told me, "Mr. Lew, you're our second-favorite teacher." I thought, that's not bad, 2nd of six, so I bit and thanked them. "Yeah," they said, "all the rest are tied for first." They laughed and laughed and I had to join in. They had got me good. That was in 1965. In the spring of '68 I saw a picture ine the local paper of SGT David Crow in a line with other grunts being pinned with the Silver Star Medal. Within a few weeks there was another item in the paper; David had been killed. Very soon I was at his funeral in the Ft. Benning Post Chapel. At the graveside at the Post Cemetary, I found Benny and we stood together. We were OK until they fired the salute and David's mother cried out. We lost it then and retreated up the hill and stood weeping through Taps. I've since been to too many student funerals, but not to another Military Funeral. They're too hard on an old man. I've recently learned that David was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for an action on 12 April, 1968 (GO#3815,6Aug68). This was almost a month before he was killed. He'd have been 61 now. He missed being a father and grandfather. He has missed the blessings so many of us take for granted. Thank you, David, for your selfless sacrifice. I won't say you are my all-time favorite student, but you are definitely tied for first. Love ya long time, son, you're still in my heart and prayers.
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POSTED ON 4.5.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 10.11.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Edward is buried at Ft Benning Post Cem. The cemetery says his unit was Co B, 3/22,25 INF DIV
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POSTED ON 5.14.2004
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Facta Non Verba
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