PHILLIP J ESSIG
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HONORED ON PANEL 48W, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

PHILLIP JOHN ESSIG

WALL NAME

PHILLIP J ESSIG

PANEL / LINE

48W/17

DATE OF BIRTH

08/31/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BENSONVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

DuPage County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PHILLIP JOHN ESSIG
POSTED ON 3.27.2008
POSTED BY: Nancie Marchetti

My Brother Always

I had you only 20 yrs and have missed you for 40 yrs.
Your loving sister, Nancie Marchetti
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POSTED ON 3.13.2007
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne


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-laden 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 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne STRIKE FORCE Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 5.19.2006
POSTED BY: Greg Clow

Never forgotten

Your courage and determination will always be remembered. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Myself and the US thanks you for your service. God Bless!
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POSTED ON 4.2.2003
POSTED BY: Jim Stepanek

VALOR. American men & women have died in wars ... WE REMEMBER!

DuPage County, Illinois "Wall of Fallen Heroes"
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