You will always be remembered
My name is Mason Wayerski and I attend Squalicum High School in Washington state. What you did for our country was amazing and courageous. I cant even imagine how hard it was to leave everything behind and go defend our country. It is people like you that make America what it is today. You will always be loved and remembered. Thank you so much for your sacrifice.
"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 hero’s 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 heros 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
I am a sophomore at Gridley High School, Gridley, Illinois. I am writing this for the Gridley High School Posting Project. For my history class we were assigned to post remembrances for those that have died serving our country. I would like to tell you that I am proud of your bravery you have shown toward our country. I am very grateful for your time and effort that you have put forth.
Thank You and God Bless!