JUAN A ELIAS
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HONORED ON PANEL 63W, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

JUAN ANGEL ELIAS

WALL NAME

JUAN A ELIAS

PANEL / LINE

63W/5

DATE OF BIRTH

10/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

TUCSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pima County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JUAN ANGEL ELIAS
POSTED ON 6.5.2010
POSTED BY: JL

American Legend

Without Juan Angel Elias one of the greatest war movies ever, Platoon, would have not have been made. According to Oliver Stone, Juan Angel Elias had the presence of a "rock star" and was as good a soldier as anyone had ever seen. Please cherish the memory of this three time combat veteran, a true American hero and legend.
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POSTED ON 3.22.2009
POSTED BY: Anni

A Cool November Morning

On a cool November morning, I stood before the Wall, then to a stage to speak from my heart of you. My hands shook, but not my voice, for my voice is yours. As I scanned the crowd, your eyes I found, in every man who stood to listen. Yes Father they even cheered, but I could not find the tears, that waited and watched as well. Angel Until this moment I never understood... but now I do. You are always with me, and I am never alone, and in the cold dark of that November night, the tears that waited came, and with them the soul of every name upon that Wall. Father your name is seared into my heart and soul, and I Thank you for going back a third time, so that another daughter, could stand at this Wall, and know too the sacrifice this child had made. You are not held by this Wall nor the wind nor rain, just as you lived know that I carry you with me, for I am you, on a cool November morning.
You held me on a cool November morning as I came to this world, as I hold you each and everyday. I remember all too well the last time you held me another November day, looking into your eyes I held the world as I do now. Yes I do remember... Father a new day has come,and yet you are never gone simply a breath away

Your Loving Daughter
"Whiteraven"
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POSTED ON 6.11.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 3.22.2003
POSTED BY: Tara

I remember you.

dear Juan, I have remembered you at last, brave and beautiful soul. You are in my heart, and shall be always...
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POSTED ON 2.20.2003
POSTED BY: Jane

TO JUAN ANGEL ELIAS

Thank you for your sacrifice, Juan.
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