DONALD G HEDGECOCK
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

DONALD GENE HEDGECOCK

WALL NAME

DONALD G HEDGECOCK

PANEL / LINE

16W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

02/09/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CAHOKIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Clair County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR DONALD GENE HEDGECOCK
POSTED ON 2.9.2021
POSTED BY: Malli

Donald

Donald......Honoring You on your birthday.....Never forgotten.......God Bless.
I do hope your family finds this wonderful memorial site.....but Donald I want you to know that you will always be in my prayers.
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POSTED ON 2.9.2021
POSTED BY: Malli

Donald

Donald......Honoring You on your birthday.....Never forgotten.......God Bless.
I do hope your family finds this wonderful memorial site.....but Donald I want you to know that you will always be in my prayers.
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POSTED ON 5.1.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Donald Hedgecock,
Thank you for your service as a Tactical Wire Operations Specialist. It's the 44th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, sad. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Donald Gene Hedgecock, 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 11.9.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

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 all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
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