FRANK A O'BRIEN III
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HONORED ON PANEL 46E, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

FRANK ANTHONY O'BRIEN III

WALL NAME

FRANK A O'BRIEN III

PANEL / LINE

46E/10

DATE OF BIRTH

11/14/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WHEELING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ohio County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANK ANTHONY O'BRIEN III
POSTED ON 11.13.2001

Trip

Frank A. O'Brien, III, was my uncle. My mother's older brother. They called him Trip because he was the third Frank Anthony O'Brien. I don't know much about him, but I hope to know more later on in life. I'm only 13 now, so maybe everyone thinks I'm still too young or something. But I do know that he loved animals; I guess he always brought home unusual animals that he tried to keep as pets, but my grandmother wouldn't let him. I heard he tried to keep a crow, but he couldn't. I also remember once, when my grandparents were visiting for Christmas. My older sister was putting grapefruits in her swimsuit top and prancing around the house. My grandmother started laughing and then reminiscing about how Trip did that when he was little.

Sadly, that's all I really know about Trip. Only that he always stood up for my mom when my other uncles picked on her...I don't know. I wish I knew more about Trip. He definitely looks like an O'Brien, I've seen pictures. He definitely has that O'Brien look in his eye. My mom says I do, too, so I like knowing I have at least one thing that I know of in common with Trip. Oh yes. How could I forget? Last year on Christmas, my grandmother gave me his old Big Ben clock. It doesn't work, but I still keep it in my room.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2000
POSTED BY: Bill Piper

a memory from a Ranger

Tripp:

Whenever I think of all my comrades who never made it out of Vietnam alive, I oftertimes think of you. You were 3 yrs. older than me when we were growing up in Wheeling. I knew your brother, Jim, quite well. We went to St. Michaels together. I hope you are in a better world. I admire and honor you for your ultimate sacrifice. Sincerely, Bill Piper, Cpt. Airborne Rangers - URAAAaaahhh!.
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