GERMAN P ACOSTA
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

GERMAN PORTACIO ACOSTA

WALL NAME

GERMAN P ACOSTA

PANEL / LINE

2E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

05/27/1922

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/25/1965

HOME OF RECORD

PHILIPPINES

STATE

ZZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GERMAN PORTACIO ACOSTA
POSTED ON 7.7.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PETTY OFFICER ACOSTA,

AS WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE OUR NATION'S BIRTH THIS WEEK, I FEEL IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AS MANY OF YOU AS I CAN. YOUR SACRIFICE IS APPRECIATED, BUT I WISH THESE SACRIFICES WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN.

REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 7.6.2016

Ground Casualty

On June 25, 1965, two powerful terrorists’ bombs exploded in quick succession besides a crowded floating restaurant on the Saigon River, killing at least 38 and wounding about 75. Eight of the dead and 10 of the wounded were Americans. The terrorist strike, about 500 yards from the United States Embassy, was the bloodiest of its kind up to that point in the Vietnam War. The blasts from shore slashed across the luxuriously appointed decks of the restaurant, the My Canh, at about 8:15 PM. The blast broke windows as far as two blocks away. American investigators said one of the bombs was a powerful shaped charge—possibly an American Claymore electric mine—planted into the bank of the river near the restaurant’s awning-covered gangplank. The other was a bicycle bomb. The eight American killed in the blast were military personnel. They included MSGT Douglas H. D'Orsay, A1C Robert J. Smith, A1C Michael E. Widener, PO1C German P. Acosta, SFC Alfred Coombs Jr., PFC Michael J. Ihnat, PFC James T. Brown Jr., and SSGT Charles A. Williamson [“Saigon Bomb Kills 38 in Floating Restaurant.” Chicago Tribune, June 26, 1965]
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POSTED ON 6.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear SD1 German Portacio Acosta, 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 5.4.2006
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 6.25.2003
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8
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