WILLIAM R EDMONDSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 127 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ROTHROC EDMONDSON

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R EDMONDSON

PANEL / LINE

7E/127

DATE OF BIRTH

11/15/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/31/1966

HOME OF RECORD

CASSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Barry County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ROTHROC EDMONDSON
POSTED ON 5.31.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear Major William Rothroc Edmondson, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir



Curt Carter


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POSTED ON 3.6.2013

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 4.24.2010

If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. William Rothroc EDMONDSON, USAF...who died for our country!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like mothers, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 2.13.2006
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 8.28.2005
POSTED BY: Deb McKinney

Thanks

I have had and wore William's POW bracelet for more than 30 years. Today the traveling wall was in our town and I found his name. I will hold on to the bracelet and continue to hope that William will be found and returned home.
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