JOSEPH L HOCKENBERRY
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 92 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH LESTER HOCKENBERRY

WALL NAME

JOSEPH L HOCKENBERRY

PANEL / LINE

17E/92

DATE OF BIRTH

10/17/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/02/1967

HOME OF RECORD

YEAGERTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mifflin County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH LESTER HOCKENBERRY
POSTED ON 1.27.2006
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 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 your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 3.15.2000
POSTED BY: Anita MAE Hockenberry Spangler

MISSED DEARLY

My uncle Joe I got to meet him 3 weeks before he went to Vietnam I was only 7 years old when we got the bad news that he was killed That first time we saw each other he told me that butterflies will always beapart of our friendship every time I see a butterflie I think of him that day and we will always be together Still till this day I miss him alot Uncle JoeI will alway LOVE YOU!!!!!!
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