GORDON W BENT
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

GORDON WILLIAM BENT

WALL NAME

GORDON W BENT

PANEL / LINE

16W/68

DATE OF BIRTH

03/15/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HICKORY CORNERS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Barry County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GORDON WILLIAM BENT
POSTED ON 11.17.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gordon is buried at Yorkville Cemetery in Yorkville, Kalamazoo Co, MI. ARCOM
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POSTED ON 11.27.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

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 all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
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POSTED ON 11.13.2006
POSTED BY: Fellow Michigander

LEST WE FORGET

ONE OF MICHIGANS FALLEN SONS

Let us remember GORDON WILLIAM BENT and the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country. RIP Gordon, and know you are not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2003
POSTED BY: Bethany Witzig

Dear Soldier

Dear Soldier,
I am a student at Gridley High School. As a history project we are writing remembrances for every Vietnam soldier that does not have one.

Thank you for giving your life while protecting your country.

Bethany Witzig
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POSTED ON 11.13.2003
POSTED BY: Kelsey Zehr

Thank You

Dear Gordon,
I am a student at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. Our class is doing a project on remembering those who gave their lives during the Vietnam War. I just wanted to thank you for serving our country and for making such a big sacrifice. You helped defend our country’s freedom and for that I am truly thankful. Your help has helped make a difference for our country. Thank you again and may God bless you and your family.
Sincerely,
Kelsey Zehr
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