LORING M BAILEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 129 OF THE WALL

LORING M BAILEY JR

WALL NAME

LORING M BAILEY JR

PANEL / LINE

13W/129

DATE OF BIRTH

10/24/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/15/1970

HOME OF RECORD

STONINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

New London County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR LORING M BAILEY JR
POSTED ON 4.30.2004
POSTED BY: John Wilson

I was there . .

I was there that terrible day in March 1970 when Loring lost his life. As his platoon leader, I was standing there with him discussing our defensive perimeter. We stood in the same area while discussing the options . . and as I walked away, there was a booby-trap explosion that killed Loring but just threw me to the ground. To this day I don't know how or why I survived and he did not. Although I didn't know Loring well after only a few months together, I think of him often and the quiet, dependable, professional, and invaluable way he helped me do my job.
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POSTED ON 9.13.2002
POSTED BY: Neal Yates

Childhood friend remembered still and missed

Ring and I were childhood friends. I remember once we were kidding around after church at St. Mark's in Mystic. I accidentally hit him in the jaw and knocked him down. I was embarrassed at my lousy aim and for a second afraid he was hurt -- or angry. Most kids would have got up swinging, but not Ring. He stood up and put his arm around my shoulders and asked if I was okay. That's just the way he was. Ring had an old Army radio in his closet, and we used to pretend to be soldiers. It is hard to recall those times without my eyes filling up. Ring and I lost touch as teenagers, and unbeknownced to each other both ended up in the Army. I came home too soon. Ring stayed too long. My adult life was just beginning and his already was over. I believe that no one is truly gone from this earth until the last person who ever knew them dies. For me, Ring will be here until my last breath. Our world would have been a better place had he remained in it longer so more could remember his gentleness, big smile and quick wit and know his friendship. I miss him still.
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POSTED ON 2.28.2002
POSTED BY: Hal Cummings

Fraternity Brother

"Ring" Bailey and I were fraternity brothers at Trinity College, Hartford, Ct. Easy going, quiet,we miss you. Hal Cummings
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POSTED ON 6.1.2000
POSTED BY: Francis Watson

Three years ahead of me ...

Loring Bailey graduated three years ahead of me from Pine Point School in Stonington, CT. He was the only son of a couple my mother occasionally worked for. I was a younger kid who he didn't have to pay attention to, but he helped me learn to be a catcher on the school team.

It's said that only the poor and disadvantaged went to Vietnam.

'Ring', however, had gone to good boarding school and an Ivy League college. His parents could have pulled strings, but they were of a different type - people who had done well, had lots of advantages, but instead of feeling that they could use their money and connections to opt out, they felt they owed America more, not less.

I am also an only son, and I remember my mom telling me about Ring's death. She quietly described having spoken to his mother, and I saw her sadness for Mrs. Bailey and the fear that I could have been taken as well.
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