RODNEY T FUKUNAGA
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

RODNEY TAMOTSU FUKUNAGA

WALL NAME

RODNEY T FUKUNAGA

PANEL / LINE

27W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

02/03/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/09/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HILO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hawaii County

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RODNEY TAMOTSU FUKUNAGA
POSTED ON 2.1.2006
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 10.27.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Rodney is buried at Nat Mem Cem of the Pacific.
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POSTED ON 4.9.2002
POSTED BY: Richard Cumberland

We Remember You

Rodney has not been forgotten.
He has sacrificed his young life and his entire future, so that we can embrace the freedom that is America.
God bless you Rodney.
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