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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 53 OF THE WALL

JAMES R DORSEY JR

WALL NAME

JAMES R DORSEY JR

PANEL / LINE

26W/53

DATE OF BIRTH

07/13/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/26/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CLEMENTS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Mary's County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES R DORSEY JR
POSTED ON 6.6.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear SSGT James Dorsey,
Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. Today is the 74th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. We remember all you who gave their all. 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 5.3.2016
POSTED BY: Jim Gerity

It is our duty to remember

As one of the 1046 Marylanders who made the ultimate sacrifice we are honored to post your photograph. The Operation Remember project will continue until we have recovered the photos of all our fallen brothers from the State of Maryland.

Photo obtained from his family.

Visit ormv.wordpress.com for more details about this project of remembrance.

Jim Gerity
Chairperson
Operation Remember
Vietnam Veterans of America
Baltimore, Chapter 451
ormv.wordpress.com
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POSTED ON 1.14.2016
POSTED BY: Russ Balisok

I saw his last moment

James was a crew chief in the 1st platoon, B Co. 158th aviation battalion, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. As 1st platoon leader I remember ... the mission, the date, and the moment James was killed. He left an indelible memory, the best man in our company. That same day at the same landing zone in the mountains to the east of the A Shau valley, Warrant Officer Searcy from A Co. was also killed. Their names are listed together forever on the Wall, just as their lives and mine, are linked by the events of April 26, 1969.
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POSTED ON 1.12.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT James R Dorsey Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.22.2006
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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