DAVID A ACKERMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 60W, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

DAVID ALAN ACKERMAN

WALL NAME

DAVID A ACKERMAN

PANEL / LINE

60W/24

DATE OF BIRTH

07/18/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DERRY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rockingham County

STATE

NH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID ALAN ACKERMAN
POSTED ON 5.1.2003
POSTED BY: Marcia Miller

a message for David

I went to school with you David, though we weren't really friends. My mother and your parents became close friends and I used to babysit your brothers, Peter and Paul. I want to thank you for your service to our country. Your loss was so tragic for everyone. I've visited the Wall and found your name there, along with the names of several others that I knew. Now that my own son (Sgt. Daniel Miller) is in the Army (8 years now)I know what parents and loved ones went through during the previous wars. Dan has been in Iraq since the start of the war and now I appreciate even more what all the service men and women have sacrificed for our freedoms. God Bless You!
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POSTED ON 1.27.2003
POSTED BY: Peter

for david

I miss you big brother...after 34 years the pain is still fresh.Someday I'll have the courage to come and see your name on the wall. You will never be forgotten. I feel your hug as you said goodbye to this day.
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POSTED ON 8.1.1999
POSTED BY: Paul Ackerman

For my brother

David

You were the brother I never got to know. I was only six years old when you died, and I have spent the last 31 years feeling very cheated. Just a few weeks ago, you should have celebrated your 50th birthday. It is so hard to think of you being 50, David. Although I was the last of five kids, there's only Pete and I left now. Being 9 at the time, he has clearer memories of you.

I've spent years avoiding those letters you sent to Mom and Dad, but someday I will read them. I've heard how much pain and anguish you felt in your very short time in Vietnam. It's hard to say, but if you had to be killed, I suppose it was better sooner rather than later. But it was such a waste.

Mom, Dad and I finally made it to the wall in November, 1992 and I have been back twice since then. It was so hard to see your name there almost lost in a sea of names. So many lives lost. Pete still hasn't made the trip and I know it is will be even harder for him, somehow.

It is the expected thing, I suppose, to thank you for your service. But, I cannot. All I can think of is the waste. The waste and all those names. But I do thank you for even our short time together. We have many pictures of the two of us together and that is something, I suppose.
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