GERALD R ABBENHAUS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 35W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

GERALD ROBERT ABBENHAUS JR

WALL NAME

GERALD R ABBENHAUS JR

PANEL / LINE

35W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

10/13/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ST LOUIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Louis City

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GERALD ROBERT ABBENHAUS JR
POSTED ON 9.1.2015
POSTED BY: William McKay

Remembering a Friend

I met Jerry in August 1973 at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Seemed like all of us VN vets hung out together. We started the first Veterans Affairs Office on the campus and we met some great individuals. Jerry was paralyzed from the waist down from his injury. He never asked for help but once we made contact with him and knew him we made it our mission to assist our brother any way we could. He appreciated us and we him. We watched many Cardinal Football Games on my TV for it was at this time that the Cardiac Cardinals were born. Air Coryell and Jerry loved it. He wanted to become a lawyer, me a CPA. I never knew if he was able to fulfill his dream. When I noticed his name had been added to the wall I cried. He suffered with his wounds but was never angry, he was just Jerry. Rest in Peace my brother, my friend.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2015
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis, Marine.
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POSTED ON 1.29.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Gerald Robert Abbenhaus Jr, 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 4.2.2008

Never Forgotten

From your Brother, Roommate and Best Friend Frank - Jerry, you are missed but live on within the hearts of your family.

Semper Fi.
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POSTED ON 8.24.2006
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters.

Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

written by Mary Frye
circa 1932
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