DONALD L MUSSELMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 53E, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

DONALD L MUSSELMAN

WALL NAME

DONALD L MUSSELMAN

PANEL / LINE

53E/5

DATE OF BIRTH

09/22/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

TULELAKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Siskiyou County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD L MUSSELMAN
POSTED ON 11.21.2017
POSTED BY: Daye-Llyn Randle

Civic Action Award

In 1970 by Department of the Army General Order DAGO 43, 70; you became a recipient of this award bestowed upon all members of the 588th Engr Bn serving in the unit during the period 3 Aug 67 to 21 Jan 70. well done Don
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Rich Teague

Best Friends!

Don,
It is Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. I can't think of a better time to say Hi and let you know that I miss you.
We were best friends and met 52 years ago in Basic Training at Ft. Ord. You enlisted for 3 years and I enlisted for 4 years. After Basic, my mom fixed you dinner and then you continued home to see your family. We lost touch over the years. I arrived in Vietnam on April 3, 1968 and the following month I read your name in the Stars and Stripes list of casualties. That tore my heart out!

When I got home from Vietnam I drove to Tulelake to meet your parents, who were fantastic people! We shared memories, laughter and tears together and I gave your mom a Black bracelet with your name inscribed on it. Both of your parents are gone now and I hope you are all together once again.

Buddy, I've been to visit you at "The Wall" in D.C. three times and at several "Traveling Vietnam Memorial Walls".
I paid a visit to an old high school friend too.

I'm sorry that I never got to tell you "Welcome Home", but maybe we'll cross paths again.

Until then.. Thank you for your service and for your friendship!

Rich (AKA Dick) Teague
HHC 11th Combat Avn.
12th Combat Avn. Bn.
1st Avn. Bde.
Phu Loi - Vietnam
April 1968 - April 1969
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POSTED ON 12.1.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Donald L Musselman, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 1.4.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Donald is buried at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens in Klamath Falls, OR. PH
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POSTED ON 3.1.2006
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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