RICHARD L DURAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

RICHARD LOSOYA DURAN

WALL NAME

RICHARD L DURAN

PANEL / LINE

29W/29

DATE OF BIRTH

01/01/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

SA DEC

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LAS CRUCES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dona Ana County

STATE

NM

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD LOSOYA DURAN
POSTED ON 8.30.2019
POSTED BY: Maiya

An American Hero

Thank you for your service in the Vietnam War. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Hopefully one day I will be able to shake your hand and thank you for your sacrifice personally when I reach Heaven as well. Until then, I hope this message reaches your courageous soul. You will be remembered. Rest with the angels, your work is done.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Richard Duran,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Independence Day is approaching, and we remember your sacrifice. 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 2.2.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Jenkins

My Friend

I lost several friends in Vietnam ....those I served with over there and those I grew up with in Las Cruces. Richard took me under his wings when we worked together one summer during a Youth Job Program at White Sands Missile Range, NM. Prior to this I admired Richard for his athletic ability as a football and track star. I was in Vietnam when he was killed and could not believe that the person whom I thought was "Superman" could be dead. Still to this day I honor him by visiting his grave site every time I go back home for a visit.
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POSTED ON 3.20.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Richard Losoya Duran, 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 11.15.2013
POSTED BY: Tom Jenkins

In my youth

I always looked up to Richard, as a athlete in school and as a friend at work. He was a couple years older than me. We both went to work at WSMR during the summer of my 16th year of age. He took me under his wing and treated me as if I were his little brother. I too joined the Army and was in Vietnam when I received news that Richard was killed. That hit me very hard and still to this day I feel the sorrow of his loss. He and his father are buried next to each other just a few feet from my father.
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