WILLIAM R FURR
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 114 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM RENARD FURR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R FURR

PANEL / LINE

4W/114

DATE OF BIRTH

08/23/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/09/1971

HOME OF RECORD

FT WAYNE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allen County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM RENARD FURR
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 7.20.2004
POSTED BY: Frank Matulich

I hardly knew you

We were sitting together talking, on the morning of April 9th, 1971, when you were killed by shrapnell from a mortar or RPG. You had only been with the platoon for a week so I hardly got to know you. In the short time you were with us, you were a great help to a young LT trying to lead a platoon. I salute you Sgt Furr!!
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