DONALD W ADKINS
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HONORED ON PANEL 28E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

DONALD WAYNE ADKINS

WALL NAME

DONALD W ADKINS

PANEL / LINE

28E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

05/30/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GRETNA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pittsylvania County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD WAYNE ADKINS
POSTED ON 1.14.2004
POSTED BY: An American Veteran

Last full measure paid

YOU were one of the 61 American Heroes to pay the ultimate sacrifice at the 'Ong Thanh' ambush battle on Oct.17,1967 as written in the book "They Marched into Sunlight" by David Maraniss.
-Elegy (A poem by Bruce Weigl) follows:
-Into sunlight they marched,
-Into dog day,into no saints day,
-And were cut down.
-They marched without knowing
-How the air would be sucked from their lungs,
-How their lungs would collapse,
-How the world would twist itself, would
-Bend into the cruel angles.

-Into the black understanding they marched
-Until the angels came
-Calling their names,
-Until they rose, one by one from the blood,
-The light blasted down on them.
-The bullets sliced through the razor grass
-So there was not even time to speak.
-The words would not let themselves be spoken.
-Some of them died.
-Some of them were not allowed to.
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POSTED ON 10.17.2003
POSTED BY: Zach Nicolay

Thank You

Hello, my name is Zach Nicolay and I am leaving this remembrance as an assignment for my World History class at Gridley High School in central Illinois. Thank you, sir, for giving your life for your country. It takes a lot of courage to go to war so young, and I thank you for your willingness to serve. The world is now a better place because you paid the ultimate sacrifice. Again, thank you.
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POSTED ON 6.3.2003
POSTED BY: Sandra

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Happy Birthday a few days late. Sometimes back at home, I can still picture us running and playing. I miss you.
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POSTED ON 3.28.2003
POSTED BY: Haley Grace

Remembering the Soldiers

During the time of war soldiers take many sacrifices. I would like to thank and recognized Donald Wayne Adkins for giving his life for the United States. He will never be forgotten for what he gave up.
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