RICHARD DYER
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 104 OF THE WALL

RICHARD DYER

WALL NAME

RICHARD DYER

PANEL / LINE

9W/104

DATE OF BIRTH

08/12/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/30/1970

HOME OF RECORD

PAWTUCKET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD DYER
POSTED ON 11.11.2009

Veterans Day 11/11/2009

Thinking of you today, Uncle Richard

Love, Jessica

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POSTED ON 12.15.2008
POSTED BY: Teddy

Remembering

Hi my name is Teddy Pekalski and I attend Bishop Hendricken High School. As part of a project for my Vietnam class I was assigned to research Richard Dyer a fallen hero from Rhode Island. I am trying to collect all the information I can about this brave man. If you feel comfortable talking about him or providing any information feel free to contact me at [email protected]. Thank you
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POSTED ON 2.18.2008
POSTED BY: Jessica Pettengill, No. Attleboro, Ma

Still Think of You Daily

Hi Uncle Dick,
I just acquired your brass nameplate from the original memorial wall @ the flight school you attended in Ft. Ruckers Al. Dad and Nancy are glad to have it. The members of the Virtual Wall were most helpful. What a great bunch of guys! I am also getting your dog tags fixed. They spelled your name wrong and your SS# is incorrect so the Army store is going to make up a new one for us. Obviously the originals were destroyed, so... I thought that should be corrected, you know? I emailed your old roomate in 'Nam. He had some nice word so say about you. Said he was sorry he didn't get to know you better. I'm glad he made it home, though. Wish you did too. Took my husband & kids to visit the wall in DC last June, on your anniversary and brought back lots of pics for dad. I also posted your photo on a memorial page that an old girlfriend set up for you. I hope your friends visit it: http://www.VirtualWall.org/dd/DyerRx01a.htm
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POSTED ON 6.1.2006
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 3.12.2003
POSTED BY: Sam

Always Remembered

I am a senoir in high school and as part of my Vietnam Experience class, I was assigned a fallen Rhode Island soldier. My task is to collect all the information I can on this brave and couragous man, Richard Dyer. I do not wish to bring up bad memories, but rather to honor this man by bringing to light what good he did. If this is a hard topic for you to confront, I understand that, but in the same token, it might help relinquish some grief that you may have. If you would like to share information about Richard, please email me at [email protected].
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