VICTOR L AUSTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 35W, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

VICTOR LEROY AUSTIN

WALL NAME

VICTOR L AUSTIN

PANEL / LINE

35W/1

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

KALAMAZOO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kalamazoo County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR VICTOR LEROY AUSTIN
POSTED ON 11.20.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Victor is buried at GAR Cemetery, Miami,OK. DFC BSM AM-8OLC PH
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POSTED ON 1.25.2006
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 7.24.2000

For all that you've done

Mr. Austin,
I would like to thank you for your sacrifice to your country. I too am in the military and very close to your age. I could not imagine it ending at 23, and obviously, I would imagine that you would not either.
Though I do not fully understand why we had to lose so many of our countrymen there, I am very grateful to those such as you that made the ultimate sacrifice for your country.

My thanks and prayers to you, and your family.
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