RALPH MAYNARD
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 89 OF THE WALL

RALPH MAYNARD

WALL NAME

RALPH MAYNARD

PANEL / LINE

27W/89

DATE OF BIRTH

12/07/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/15/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WILSONDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RALPH MAYNARD
POSTED ON 1.23.2019
POSTED BY: Gary S. Maynard

CHILDHOOD FRIEND & LAST MEETING

Ralph and I were both born in 1948, lived close to each other and played together almost daily. We were always getting into mischief and sometimes did dangerous pranks like running across the top rail on Turkey Creek bridge. The last time I saw Ralph, he was at the bus station in Huntington, WV. He had been on leave prior to going to Vietnam. We said our goodbyes and I never saw him again. Ralph answered his country's call and he gave all. Thank you Ralph for your friendship and your service and sacrifice for all of us. May God bless and keep you always.
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POSTED ON 1.12.2019

Ralph swimming in Twelvepole Creek at the John B. Hole

I was a little boy when I met Ralph for the first and only time, A bunch of us were swimming in the John B. Hole on Twelvepole at Breeden when he showed up and hit the water, diving off the big rock. My older brother looked up to him, and it was through him that I later learned ultimately that Ralph had been killed. His memory has never left me, and on my one and only trip to the Wall, I made a rubbing of his name and sent it to my brother. So many gave so much in that War. I thank them all for their service, and may God forever bless their families.
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POSTED ON 12.26.2017
POSTED BY: Marcum Evans family

Ralph-A Family Friend

From the family of Louise Marcum Evans: Ralph's help as a younger teen to a young couple with small children is not forgotten. You are well remembered.
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POSTED ON 8.17.2017
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Ralph.
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POSTED ON 1.14.2017
POSTED BY: Randy C Copley

My Hero

Our community is small so ,the family of Ralph Maynard and mine know each other well. I was almost 11yrs old when ( Lil ) Ralph Maynard came to our, Dunlow Elementary School in full military dress before shipping out to the war in Vietnam. I was in complete AWE of his Stature. As he walked the halls he let me hold his hand. He was Larger than life. So Proud. He looked Indestructible and I believed he was. It seemed like it was just the snap of finger ,the news came that he had been killed, I couldn't understand it. He was so young and full of life, how could this be!! His remains were shipped back to the states and his funeral was held at a local church, here in Dunlow,WV. I remember walking up to his casket and it had a glass dome over him ,to keep from being touched , I theorized. I was near traumatized by seeing my Hero lying dead in front of me. Ralph was given a military funeral and I know I must've cried for days. After all these years it still bothers me. I know the way a lot of people hated the Japanese for WW II , I Hate the communists Vietnamese still to this day. Lil Ralph, I hope you know that, though your service to our country was short, your memory will last forever and ever, amen. P. S. I Love and Miss My Hero.
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