ELMER F POWELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

ELMER FRANKLIN POWELL

WALL NAME

ELMER F POWELL

PANEL / LINE

7E/35

DATE OF BIRTH

08/30/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/06/1966

HOME OF RECORD

WENONAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Gloucester County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELMER FRANKLIN POWELL
POSTED ON 8.21.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Elmer is buried at Wenonah Cemetery, Wenonah, Glouchester County,NJ.
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POSTED ON 2.7.2008

Put A Face With A Name

Elmer “Buddy” Powell is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center. To learn more search on www.njvvmf.org.
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POSTED ON 11.7.2007
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Daily News - October 30, 2007

ELMER FRANKLIN POWELL

"Buddy Powell was 19, engaged, and a paratrooper with the 1st Cavalry Division when he was killed on May 6, 1966, during a combat operation in Vietnam. He had served a stint in the Dominican Republic during unrest there in 1965, Powell, originally from Fairmount, moved with his family to Wenonah, N.J., a year before he joined the Army in September 1964. He was interested in mechanical dawing at Deptford High School but left to enlist, receiving his diploma while in the service. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and a Purple Heart. He was survived by his parents and a brother and sister.

"In 1987, when Philadelphia's Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated, the Daily News published a special section. In it, we briefly described each of the 630 who were thought to have died in the conflict.
Since then 16 more names have been added to the monument, men who'd been missed at that dedication. Today we honor them by telling their stories."
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POSTED ON 3.17.2006
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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POSTED ON 5.6.2004

Fallen Nation's Son

To you, ELMER FRANKLIN POWELL, who gave your life on this day. You are not forgotten. RIP.
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