HERBERT L LUNSFORD
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 119 OF THE WALL

HERBERT LAMAR LUNSFORD

WALL NAME

HERBERT L LUNSFORD

PANEL / LINE

23E/119

DATE OF BIRTH

09/02/1928

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/25/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LAUDERDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lauderdale County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HERBERT LAMAR LUNSFORD
POSTED ON 5.21.2017
POSTED BY: Van McCarty

Memorial Day 2017

Following my Vietnam service I returned to Mississippi and soon thereafter relocated to Meridian and have lived here since 1973. You fellows from Lauderdale County probably would not recognize the places and the people you left behind – things have changed drastically since you have been gone. News of your deaths brought much heartbreak and many tears to your loved ones and friends. After all these years we still remember the price you paid for your country and our freedoms. As another Memorial Day ceremony unfolds at the county courthouse, each of your 28 names will be read. In remembrance of your sacrifice, friends and family members will come forward to place a Buddy Poppy at the base of the granite wall honoring all the county’s losses since World War I. The patriotism that you felt as you left Lauderdale County for the war in Vietnam is still alive and well in your hometowns and communities. Many of you died protecting one another, but you all served so that we could keep the things we love the most – God, country and family. By remaining true to these principles, we honor your sacrifices.

Van “Mac” McCarty
Meridian, MS
USMC Vietnam Veteran
1968-69, 1970-71
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POSTED ON 1.15.2017
POSTED BY: James R. Balzer

A fine man, father, neighbor, and USAF officer

Herb was deeply loved and appreciated by his family, friends, and neighbors. My parents, Bob and Rose Balzer (both deceased 2014) were neighbors and friends of Herb and his wife Gwen. I had a friendship with his daughter Debbie and his son Bill.
Herb loved his country, loved his family, and I'm sure he was a fine leader and served our country with great pride and accomplishment.
I'll always remember the Mississippi bob white quail hunting stories he shared with me while afield around Beavercreek OH.
Rest In Peace and God bless you and your family, Sir!
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POSTED ON 11.16.2016

I have a POW bracket with his info on it

I 've had this bracket since 1973 and I will always remember and keep it.
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POSTED ON 9.14.2016
POSTED BY: SJR

Remembering Vietnam

I was 7 when I purchased a POW/MIA bracelet from my sister, whose class was selling them as a fundraiser for the troops. I would wake up every morning at our home in Chicago and read the papers in search of any reference to Lt. Col. Herbert Lunsford. It was my one human link to understanding the War. It still bears an impression. Of the many things I have forgotten over the las fifty years, I still remember his name.
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POSTED ON 8.31.2016
POSTED BY: DIANE B COPELAND

Honoring your Memory

Today is the 44th anniversary of the day I began wearing Lt. Col. Lunsford's MIA bracelet. I will continue to wear it the rest of my life to honor this brave man. Rest in Peace, sir.
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