RILEY C AUSTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 56W, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

RILEY CLAYTON AUSTIN

WALL NAME

RILEY C AUSTIN

PANEL / LINE

56W/11

DATE OF BIRTH

03/13/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HOUSTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harris County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RILEY CLAYTON AUSTIN
POSTED ON 3.27.2014

Boot Camp

We left Houston together for MCRD San Diego July 5, 1966, went through Boot together, the little red head, never saw him after that, was sorry to see he was KIA.
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POSTED ON 4.12.2013

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 5.1.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Riley is buried at Houston Nat Cem. PH
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POSTED ON 5.1.2006
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 10.7.2003
POSTED BY: Rusty Collins

Thank you for your sacrifice

You are a hero for your dedication and courage, your deeds and Sacrifices will not be forgotten, and your sacrifice was not in vain. Thank you for everything you did. Your fellow American
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