FRANKLIN D ASHLEY II
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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

FRANKLIN D ASHLEY II

WALL NAME

FRANKLIN D ASHLEY II

PANEL / LINE

29W/94

DATE OF BIRTH

09/11/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

AMMA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Roane County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANKLIN D ASHLEY II
POSTED ON 10.19.2005
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 heros 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 heros 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 11.11.2003
POSTED BY: Kelsey Zehr

Hero

I am a senior at Gridley High School in Gridley Illinois. I am doing a project for a class that involves reading about those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War and writing remembrances for them. The cost of freedom has never been cheap or inexpensive. It has cost the lives and blood of many over the course of our history. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you did. You are a hero.
Sincerely,
Kelsey Zehr
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