DANIEL FRANCIS ANDRUS
DANIEL F ANDRUS
11/09/2022 at 11:30am
Remembering my friend Danny
Dan ..you are in my thoughts often. I think about the great adventures we experienced while growing up on the west side of SLC. The skunks we raised as pets, the time you nearly drowned in the surps canal, the wild ride in your grams old Hudson. Meeting you on Camp Pendleton after not having seen you for a couple of yrs. I have submitted the pic of us in the coin operated pic booth. I know you were proud to be a Marine and you will never be forgotten my friend. Semper Fi.
Honoring Utah Casualties of the Vietnam War
"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 heros 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 heros 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