DAVID L BANKS
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

DAVID LENOX BANKS

WALL NAME

DAVID L BANKS

PANEL / LINE

26W/17

DATE OF BIRTH

11/11/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SUPERIOR

COUNTY OF RECORD

Douglas County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 10.21.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

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 heros 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
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POSTED ON 8.27.2004
POSTED BY: Dan Willoughby

A Classmate and Marine

It's been 36 years since we enlisted and left for USMCRD San Diego.

Now I am a Officer in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and I tell your story to the Cadets.

Thanks for you service.

Semper Fi Marine

Dan Willoughby
Superior, Wisconsin
USMC
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POSTED ON 4.21.2004
POSTED BY: Jen Steffen

Worthy of a True Hero...

David, you will always be a true hero because you answered freedom’s call. I can’t begin to imagine the hardships you endured or what it felt like to leave the ones you loved and cared about most. My heart goes out to all that knew and loved you. I am a student in Gridley involved in the Gridley High School Posting Project and want you to know that you will always be in my heart and will be remembered as a leader and an example for future generations. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Jen Steffen
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POSTED ON 4.21.2004
POSTED BY: Ali Abbed

Thank You

This is for a Gridley High School posting project. I have options everyday, I have options on what to eat, what to wear, where to go, what to do. The only reason I have these options is because you sacrificed yourself for our country I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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POSTED ON 12.11.2003

thank you

thank you for your services
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