GERALD E KEESLING
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

GERALD EDWARD KEESLING

WALL NAME

GERALD E KEESLING

PANEL / LINE

16W/110

DATE OF BIRTH

12/29/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/22/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ST PETERS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Charles County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM3

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GERALD EDWARD KEESLING
POSTED ON 9.20.2006
POSTED BY: HMCM John Bruneel, U.S.N. Retired

I'm the One Called Doc

Rest in Peace "Doc"



"I'm the One Called "Doc…"


I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you think of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and your life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
Copyright 1975

"Permission to reprint granted
by the author/copyright owner".
(Permission for both poem & graphic)
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POSTED ON 9.4.2003
POSTED BY: BILL HARKINS

TO A GOOD MAN

Dear Doc, I will never forget your courage and caring for us that day.You will live with me forever Thank You and GOD BLESS You.
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POSTED ON 6.8.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Doc

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Gerald Edward Keesling, for your courageous and valiant service, years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Mate, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Doc Keesling, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 6.9.2000
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS UNITED STATES NAVY HOSPITAL CORPSMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

HOSPITAL CORPSMAN 3

GERALD EDWARD KEESLING


UNITED STATES NAVY

HOSPITAL CORPSMAN

SERVING WITH THE

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS


LOST HIS YOUNG LIFE

ON 22 NOVEMBER 1969

AS THE RESULT OF

SMALL ARMS FIRE

WHILE ON PATROL WITH

COMBINED ACTION PLATOON 1 - 1 - 4

( KNOWN AS - CAP 1-1-4 )


" DOC " KEESLING WAS

KILLED IN ACTION

ALONG WITH TWO OTHER

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

MEMBERS OF THE CAP

LANCE CORPORAL

PETER GRUCA

AND

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

WESLEY SNIDER

WHEN THEY WERE AMBUSHED

WHILE ENTERING A SMALL VILLAGE

DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS






YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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