WILLIE R GRIFFITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

WILLIE ROGER GRIFFITH

WALL NAME

WILLIE R GRIFFITH

PANEL / LINE

20E/28

DATE OF BIRTH

07/07/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/18/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BISHOP

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tazewell County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE ROGER GRIFFITH
POSTED ON 7.17.2012

Remembered

(Photo Credit: Elvis Allen) Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 4.26.2012
POSTED BY: John Griffith

Still miss you

Its been 45 years and I still think of you almost daily. My youngest son is named after you. He just recieved a bronz star with combat v while serving in Afganistain. I guess it runs in the family. I'll see you soonl
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POSTED ON 4.20.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Willie is buried at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Tazewell county,VA.
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POSTED ON 3.12.2007
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne


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-laden 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 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne STRIKE FORCE Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 5.18.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Willie, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend and thank you.
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