JIMMY ODENEAL
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

JIMMY ODENEAL

WALL NAME

JIMMY ODENEAL

PANEL / LINE

4W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

06/21/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/12/1971

HOME OF RECORD

KANKAKEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kankakee County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JIMMY ODENEAL
POSTED ON 9.9.2014

Always Loved

Uncle Jimmy I never got the opportunity to meet you, but I heard so many great stories of you. Your bravery, your love for your family, and your dynamic style of dress. There is not a day that goes by that you don't cross my mind and I always wonder..what if. I love you always and may you continue to Rest In Peace.

Love You,

Mika
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POSTED ON 3.19.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Jimmy Odeneal, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.29.2005
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 hero’s 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 heros 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 7.7.2000
POSTED BY: John Edwards

A Simple Tribute

I did not know Jimmy personally but unlike any other man of color, we are inextricably linked by ancestry and struggles. Jimmy's contribution in service to the country looms large and he is owed a debt of gratitude for his sacrifice. While we will ever be indebted, our efforts individually and collectively, in service to others, serves as a living legacy to this brother who not of his own volition, while much too young, made the ultimate sacrifice.
May your sojourn be satisfying and your soul rest in peace. In memoriam;
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POSTED ON 3.9.2000
POSTED BY: John Edwards

A Simple Tribute

I did not know Jimmy personally but unlike any other man of color, we are inextricably linked by ancestry and struggles. Jimmy's contribution in service to the country looms large and he is owed a debt of gratitude. While we will ever be indebted, our efforts individually and collectively, in service to others, serves as a living legacy to this brother who not of his own volition, while much too young, gave the ultimate sacrifice.
May your sojourn be satisfying and your soul rest in peace. In memoriam;
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