DONALD W GARRETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

DONALD WAYNE GARRETT

WALL NAME

DONALD W GARRETT

PANEL / LINE

25W/68

DATE OF BIRTH

02/28/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CONYERS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rockdale County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD WAYNE GARRETT
POSTED ON 8.29.2016
POSTED BY: Warren Chambers

Your sorely missed

Donald we never met but I do know your Brother Ronald. He still has your Impala just as you left it. Ronald talks of you often and I can still see the pain in his eyes over your loss. He turned out to be the best mechanic I've ever had the pleasure to work with and quite a character. He has the biggest grin that really lights up the entire room, at times sports a beard and could do a great Santa clause(But don't tell'em I said that.) Those that knew the both of ou told me how close you two really were. I just wanted you to know Ronald is doing well.
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POSTED ON 2.2.2015
POSTED BY: CRAFT DUNAWAY

BOOT CAMP COMRADE

DONALD AND I WERE IN BOOT CAMP TOGETHER AT FORT POLK, LA. WE STARTED IN SEPTEMBER 1968, WE WERE IN THE SECOND PLATOON. DONALD AND WILLIE JAMES DELACROIX FROM THE SECOND PLATOON DIED IN VIETNAM IN 1969. AS FAR AS I CAN TELL DONALD AND WILLIE WERE THE ONLY TWO FROM OUR PLATOON IN BOOT CAMP. I WAS SENT FOR ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND THEN SHIPPED OUT TO VIETNAM IN NOVEMBER 1969. WILLIE DIED ON 12-30-69, HE ONLY HAD A COUPLE OF WEEKS LEFT IN COUNTRY. DONALD AND WILLIE WERE BOTH GOOD SOLDIERS AND TRUE AMERICAN HEROES. I WILL NEVER FORGET THEM.
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Donald Wayne Garrett, 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 11.4.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Don is buried at Green Meadows Memorial Gardens in Conyers,GA. BSMOLC ARCOM PH
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POSTED ON 3.29.2006
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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