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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 104 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS GERALD MACNEIL

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS G MACNEIL

PANEL / LINE

12W/104

DATE OF BIRTH

05/30/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/07/1970

HOME OF RECORD

QUEENS VILLAGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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LEFT FOR DOUGLAS GERALD MACNEIL
POSTED ON 6.27.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 7.14.2021
POSTED BY: JohnMacDonald

TO GARY HARDING who commented earlier

You wondered if the dustoff pilot who died on 4/07/70 was Douglas. I checked all the fatalities for that day. There were 16. Only one other was a Commissioned or Warrant Officer, and he was an Infantry Company Commander.

That means that the story you tell is indeed about Douglas MacNeil, my newly found, and long lost cousin.
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POSTED ON 7.14.2021
POSTED BY: John MacDonald

NEVER KNEW OF HIM BEFORE

I JUST learned today of a 2nd Cousin that I never knew, even though we both lived in New York in the 1950's and 1960's. His mother, Veronica and my father Daniel Christopher MacDonald were first cousins, born within a year or so of each other in Nova Scotia. THEIR fathers were brothers. Hers was Christopher, and my dad's was Donald William.
When Douglas died, I had been back from Vietnam for about a year and a half, having served in the Ninth Infantry Division.
I gained and lost a family member today.
Life can be so strange and sad.
To his family and friends, I am very sorry I never had the opportunity to meet someone who sounded so very special
John MacDonald
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POSTED ON 4.7.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran, WIA

Silver Star Medal Award

Lt. Douglas Gerald MacNeil was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. He served as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander and was assigned to the 159TH MED DET, 45TH MED CO, 68TH MED GROUP, 44TH MED BDE.
See https://army.togetherweserved.com
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POSTED ON 4.7.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran, WIA

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Lt. Douglas Gerald MacNeil was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, with four Oak Leaf Clusters, for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander and was assigned to the 159TH MED DET, 45TH MED CO, 68TH MED GROUP, 44TH MED BDE.
See https://army.togetherw
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