GERALD R ACTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

GERALD RICHARD ACTON

WALL NAME

GERALD R ACTON

PANEL / LINE

25W/58

DATE OF BIRTH

12/09/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SAGINAW

COUNTY OF RECORD

Saginaw County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GERALD RICHARD ACTON
POSTED ON 2.7.2015
POSTED BY: Bonnie (Painter) Whitney

Loving memories

My fondest memory of my cousin Gerrymandering was when he was home on leave prior to reporting f to Vietnam. We went roller skating g at the Brockway roller rink in Saginaw MI.. Love and miss you cuz.
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Gerald Richard Acton, 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 12.21.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gerald is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saginaw, MI. PH
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POSTED ON 10.24.2005
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 4.21.2004
POSTED BY: Jen Steffen

In Our Hearts...

Gerald, you will always be a true hero because you answered freedom’s call. I can’t begin to imagine the hardships you endured or what it felt like to leave the ones you loved and cared about most. My heart goes out to all that knew and loved you. I am a student in Gridley involved in the Gridley High School Posting Project and want you to know that you will always be in my heart and will be remembered as a leader and an example for future generations. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Jen Steffen
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