RICHARD J GORGES
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

RICHARD JOHN GORGES

WALL NAME

RICHARD J GORGES

PANEL / LINE

13W/6

DATE OF BIRTH

06/27/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/13/1970

HOME OF RECORD

NEW LONDON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Waupaca County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD JOHN GORGES
POSTED ON 11.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Richard John Gorges, 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 9.5.2010
POSTED BY: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI

The Final Bridge

Richard is buried at Foral Hill Cemetery, Section G, 3rd row center by the section marker.
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POSTED ON 2.19.2007
POSTED BY: Gerald Blesch

I'll Remember

I noticed that you had no rememberence. I want to be the one to thank you for your service. I didn't know you but now I do. Thank you for your service and God Bless you!
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POSTED ON 3.31.2003
POSTED BY: McColt

101st Airborne

Richard John Gorges was born June 27, 1949 in New London, Wisconsin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Gorges. He was also survived by a sister, Sheila and his maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. John Yankee.

He was a 1967 graduate of New London Senior High School and attended Whitewater University and Lakeland College. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He was a "Screaming Eagle."

Richard went to Vietnam November 16, 1969 and was killed three months later, on February 13, 1970 in Quang Tri, at the age of 20.

He is buried in Floral Hill Cemetery, in New London.

The photo attached is from New London Senior High School, Class of 1967.

God rest your soul, Richard!




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