EDWIN APONTE
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 117 OF THE WALL

EDWIN APONTE

WALL NAME

EDWIN APONTE

PANEL / LINE

18E/117

DATE OF BIRTH

06/03/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NEWARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Essex County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWIN APONTE
POSTED ON 3.6.2006
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 8.31.2000
POSTED BY: Tina Martino (daughter of Raymond James Martino)

A Hero

A hero to my father who grew up with Edwin in Newark, NJ and also fought in the war. My father Raymond James Martino will always carry Edwin Aponte with him in his heart. To my father, he was a hero.
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