Thank you for your service. I do not know your MOS, but you served. Happy Halloween. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
Remembering An American Hero
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
my aunt's love.
i never actually knew you, for i was born in 1995, years after you lost your life. my aunt was recently over at my milwaukie home where she told me about her friends who died in vietnam, and mentioned a boyfriend who also lost his life there, you. she talked about you and the years she spent in high school with you. she talked about how much you meant to her and i know she misses you. so for a christmas present, i decided for christmas to rubb your name from the wall and find your picture, print it out and frame it, i know she'll love it. rest in peace Joel, and god bless you.