RICHARD L OTTE
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

RICHARD LEE OTTE

WALL NAME

RICHARD L OTTE

PANEL / LINE

13E/48

DATE OF BIRTH

04/24/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/15/1966

HOME OF RECORD

FREEPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Stephenson County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD LEE OTTE
POSTED ON 7.13.2011
POSTED BY: Lisa Lark

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POSTED ON 1.28.2006
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 11.24.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you PFC Richard Lee Otte

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Richard Lee Otte, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you PFC Richard Lee Otte, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 12.19.2002

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I didn't forget.
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POSTED ON 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Kimberly A. Thieleke

Miss you

PFC Richard Lee Otte was my uncle. He was the only son of Ida and Leonard Otte, and brother of my mother, Barbara Thieleke. He was raised on the family farm, knowing that it was to be his one day. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Lena, Illinois. I was only nine when Dick was killed, but think about him every day. He was a kind, intelligent young man, who had a rich life ahead. He was fun, and adventurous, which perhaps prompted him to enlist in the Marine Corps, to fulfill his obligation to his country. He was so sharp in his full dress uniform. We were very proud of him. He sent many letters detailing the ravages of war. We never dreamed that he would be one of them. This is my testimony to him, we will never forget the sacrifice made, and will always be grateful for the time we had with him. Kimberly A. Thieleke, Kennesaw, GA
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