RAYMOND O NOVOSOD
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND ORITIZ NOVOSOD

WALL NAME

RAYMOND O NOVOSOD

PANEL / LINE

17W/81

DATE OF BIRTH

05/26/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/15/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ELLICOTT CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Howard County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RAYMOND ORITIZ NOVOSOD
POSTED ON 10.10.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Raymond Oritiz Novosod, 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 6.19.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ray is buried at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City,MD. BSM AM PH
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POSTED ON 9.13.2006
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 and patriots 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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POSTED ON 1.26.2003
POSTED BY: Jim Gerity

It is our duty to remember.

As one of the 1046 Marylanders who made the ultimate sacrifice we are honored to post your photograph. Operation Remember will continue until we have recovered the photos of all our fallen brothers from the State of Maryland.

Visit www.vva451.org and click on the Operation Remember banner for more details about this project of remembrance.

Jim Gerity
Chairperson
Operation Remember
Vietnam Veterans of America
Baltimore, Chapter 451
www.vva451.org
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POSTED ON 2.1.1999
POSTED BY: CARL BLEDSOE

REMEMBRANCE

RAYMOND AND I WERE BEST FRIENDS. WE LIVED IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD. HE WAS A SOLE SURVIVING SON. HE DROPPED OUT OF COLLEGE AND WAS DRAFTED. I JOINED THE ARMY IN 8/69. WHILE IN BASIC AND AIT I WOULD WRITE RAYMOND AND TEASE HIM ABOUT HIS EASY DUTY. HE WROTE BACK THAT THE BAMBOO WAS SO THICK ON A LOT OF THE TRAILS HE WENT DOWN THAT HE COULDNT SEE THE SUN. I ONLY GOT TO WRITE HIM 3 OR 4 TIMES BECAUSE THE LAST LETTER I SENT WAS RETURNED AND SIGNED BY A LTC SAYING THAT PRIVATE NOVOSOD HAD BEEN KILLED IN ACTION. I WENT TO CO AND REQUESTED LEAVE BUT WAS DENIED BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A FAMILY MEMBER. I THOUGHT ABOUT GOING AWOL BUT DIDN'T. I MISS RAYMOND VERY MUCH AND STILL VISIT HIS GRAVE. I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND A BEST FRIEND LIKE HIM.
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