REXFORD J DE WISPELAERE
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 116 OF THE WALL

REXFORD JOHN DE WISPELAERE

WALL NAME

REXFORD J DE WISPELAERE

PANEL / LINE

16W/116

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PENFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monroe County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

SMS

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR REXFORD JOHN DE WISPELAERE
POSTED ON 11.12.2018
POSTED BY: Barb Casey Krenzer

I wore your bracelet too.

In the 1970’s I wore your bracelet. I figured they sent me your name because I too lived in Penfield. I never knew your family but one day I was in a grocery store in Panorama Plaza and a lady in the checkout line saw your name and told me she was your relative. I was only in Elementary School at the time so I don’t remember who she said she was exactly. I was saddened when your remains were found/identified as I had always prayed you’d make it back. I think of you often and you are listed on the stone at Veterans Memorial Park here in Penfield. If any of your family reads this please know that he is not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.12.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SMSGT Rexford Wispelaere,
Thank you for your service as a Fixed Wing Crewman. It is Mother's Day weekend, and I wish you all were here with your moms. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
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POSTED ON 9.18.2016
POSTED BY: Barbara Blake Van Nostrand

Remembering you September 18, 2016

I attended church with this fine young man when he went off to fight the War in Vietnam. It was a sad day for our church family when he was not to return to us. Continued prayers to his family.
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POSTED ON 2.23.2016
POSTED BY: Mary F Davis

I will remember you....

In the 70's I wore an MIA bracelet engraved with your name. I was young, a teenager, full of life and hope not only for myself but for you. I felt your name, and the man who carried it, were entrusted to me. I prayed for you, your safe return, for your Family. God answered the prayers for a mighty warrior, calling you to be in his arms and not the arms of those on this side of heaven. One day I will be in heaven too. I will meet you there, the second hero in my heart only behind my Dad. Until we meet on that beautiful shore I will remember and honor you here.

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POSTED ON 11.11.2015
POSTED BY: Shirley Brawley

POW-MIA Bracelet

I wore a POW MIA bracelet with Rexford's name on it for many years during the Vietnam war. I grew up in Virginia near Langley AFB, Norfolk Naval Base and Fort Monroe. The war was a constant presence in our lives as children--friends' dads stationed in Vietnam, camouflaged planes flying overhead, and a neighbor who was a prisoner of war. My bracelet was a small way to show support during this terrible time and I have saved it ever since. Several years ago I did a rubbing of Rexford's name from the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C. I took my bracelet out today to wear for Veteran's Day, which prompted me to look online for more information. I would be honored to send my bracelet to a member of Rexford's family.
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