RICHARD G MAY
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

RICHARD GEORGE MAY

WALL NAME

RICHARD G MAY

PANEL / LINE

27W/32

DATE OF BIRTH

01/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/07/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HIALEAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Miami-Dade County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR RICHARD GEORGE MAY
POSTED ON 5.20.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Richard is buried at Vista Memorial Gardens in Miami, FL. BSM/OLC PH
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POSTED ON 5.14.2006
POSTED BY: Jane Fulkerson

Currahee Remembered

Richard George May was born January 25, 1947 and his home of record was Hialeah, Florida. He was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George May and his twin sisters: Suzanne and Suzette.

He was killed April 7, 1969, had been in Vietnam one month and three days. He was serving with the 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.

Before going to Vietnam, he had been assigned to the honor guard in Washington, D. C. and had participated in the funeral of Robert Kennedy.

Richard is buried in the Veterans Section of Vista Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Miami, Florida. God rest your soul, Currahee!
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POSTED ON 1.31.2006
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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POSTED ON 6.4.2004
POSTED BY: McColt

Photo of Richard May

Photo of Richard George May

Anyone wishing to connect with Richard's unit, go to www.currahee.org
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POSTED ON 2.11.2001
POSTED BY: Susan Shorr (Hendry)

A real loss.

I went to high school with Richard and even
went on a kind of date with him. He was always
very nice to me. ( I wasn't one of the most popular
girls and a lot of the kids were kind of mean.) When
I think of the worst thing that happened to me about
Vietnam it was the loss of a kind and good friend.
I met his mom once while shopping. She was the
one who told me about his death. She was crying. I visited the wall
and scratched on his name. I still cry when I think of the
stupid war and the loss of so many friends. Goodbye kind friend. you left a mark on my life.
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