JOSEPH W GAA JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH WILLIAM GAA JR

WALL NAME

JOSEPH W GAA JR

PANEL / LINE

5W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

05/02/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/15/1971

HOME OF RECORD

KEALAKEKUA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hawaii County

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH WILLIAM GAA JR
POSTED ON 3.1.2012
POSTED BY: Lindsay Green

Mahalo and Aloha, Joe

You're not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 1.20.2006
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 5.22.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Joseph is buried at Christ Church Episcopal, Kealakekus, HI.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2005
POSTED BY: Charlie Cabilin

Aloha, Joe

After over 30 years I finally will get to visit the "Wall" this is the Moving Wall and will be in Mesquite,NV this weekend. I will finally get to see your name in person.
Aloha Joe
Charlie Cabilin,MSgt, USAF (Retired)Class of 68, and boyhood friend from Kealakekua.
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POSTED ON 4.13.2003
POSTED BY: David Prevo

Thank You

In years past, many people have shown their love for their country in many ways. Many people have flown the American flag. Many people have sung patriotic songs. But you showed your love for our country in a way that was much more profound than these. You were willing to lay down your life for our country. For that sacrifice for your country, I thank you, and I want you to know that you are not forgotten.
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