RAYMOND LEWIS BETHEA
HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 84 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND LEWIS BETHEA

WALL NAME

RAYMOND L BETHEA

PANEL / LINE

30W/84

DATE OF BIRTH

11/29/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/09/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RAYMOND LEWIS BETHEA
POSTED ON 12.18.2017
POSTED BY: Sue Britton

Looking for Photo

This message is meant for anyone (family, friend or acquaintance) who might have known this individual. As a community service project for the American Legion Auxiliary, I am looking for a photo of this service member so that they may be fully recognized and honored on the Wall of Faces. If you have access to any type of photo (military, graduation, casual or group), please contact me at SueMB13@aol.com
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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POSTED ON 3.4.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 RAYMOND BETHEA,
I HOPE SOMEONE WILL PUT YOUR PICTURE HERE BECAUSE THIS IS A WALL OF FACES AND YOUR IS NEEDED. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRYMAN. I AM ALSO A NEW YORKER. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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POSTED ON 3.10.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Raymond Lewis Bethea, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.10.2006
POSTED BY: Richard

In Remembrance

Additional information regarding the field conditions experienced by Raymond Bethea, Clarence Burleson, Dean Johnson, and other members of their team can be read in the nonfiction book "Time Heals No Wounds" by Jack Leninger, published in 1993 by Ivy Books/Ballantine Books. We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Sp4 Bethea and the other members of our military who gave so much.
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POSTED ON 3.13.2006
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 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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