WILLIAM J BARRAGY
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 22 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JOSEPH BARRAGY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J BARRAGY

PANEL / LINE

7E/22

DATE OF BIRTH

10/13/1923

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

WATERLOO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Black Hawk County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JOSEPH BARRAGY
POSTED ON 2.13.2013
POSTED BY: Shari Kirkpatrick

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 1.2.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IA.
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POSTED ON 8.21.2010

If I should die...remebrances for MAJ. William Joseph BARRAGY, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long igils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 3.31.2008
POSTED BY: WALT WILLIAMS

A REAL LIVING SAINT

YOU GAVE COMFORT TO A VERY FRIGHTENED 18 YR OLD BEFORE HIS FIRST COMBAT ASSAULT ... YOU PRAYED OVER THE DEAD OF BOTH FRIEND AND FOE, REMINDING ME THAT WE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD ... YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE WHEN I NEEDED THE COURAGE TO GO ON ... YOU WERE MY GUARDIAN ANGEL. I WAS THERE WHEN THEY PULLED YOUR BODY FROM THE WREAKAGE OF THAT CHINOOK ALONG WITH 20 OTHER BRAVE SOULS. MAY 4TH WILL ALWAYS BE A DAY OF MOURNING FOR ME AS LONG AS I LIVE.
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POSTED ON 3.14.2006
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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