BENJAMIN C LARABEE
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HONORED ON PANEL 36W, LINE 40 OF THE WALL

BENJAMIN CARLTON LARABEE

WALL NAME

BENJAMIN C LARABEE

PANEL / LINE

36W/40

DATE OF BIRTH

05/04/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHONG DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/18/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MARQUETTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marquette County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BENJAMIN CARLTON LARABEE
POSTED ON 1.3.2007
POSTED BY: Nam Vet 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne

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 and patriots 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 2.24.2004
POSTED BY: Marie Shank

Thank You

Dear Benjamin Carlton Larabee,
I am a sophomore at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. I am posting this remembrance as part of the Gridley High School Posting Project. I have realized that I owe it to you to honor you and thank you for your service. My words and small amount of time can not do justice for what you did for this country. You left all you had to fight for your country and what you believed in. You ended up giving the ultimate sacrifice: your life. Thank you very much soldier and God be with your family and loved ones.
Humbly and respectfully,
Marie Shank
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