ALAN N PRENTICE
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

ALAN NEIL PRENTICE

WALL NAME

ALAN N PRENTICE

PANEL / LINE

25W/82

DATE OF BIRTH

10/15/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ROLLA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Phelps County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALAN NEIL PRENTICE
POSTED ON 3.29.2006
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 1.14.2004
POSTED BY: Jaynie (Allen) Branham

You still live in my heart, dear sweet Alan.

Alan Neil Prentice was my first cousin. We were the same age and very dear friends, even though he lived in Missouri and I in Texas. As teenagers we were especially close and wrote letters back and forth constantly. He was so smart, a very talented artist, and had a wonderful, wacky sense of humor. He was also incredibly kind.
Alan joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. His dream was to become an architect, but he wanted to finish his military duty before starting college.
How I wish I could still see him at family gatherings. We were supposed to go to each others' weddings, and give our children the opportunity to become friends. What a wonderful husband and father he would have been.
I will never forget you, Alan, and I look forward to seeing you again some day. Although you never totally embraced the religion of your parents, I know you had a genuine faith in our Lord and you are with Him in Heaven. Death had no victory over you.
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POSTED ON 1.14.1999
POSTED BY: Gary Benton

I remember Alan

Alan, when you were in high school I worshiped you. You had it all, my friend. You were a very good friend and I miss you. You were such an alive young man, so full of fun and excitement. I think of you often Alan. Bill and I both survived the War, but will be forever remembering. Bill became a drug addict..I became an alcoholic. But Alan, we're over it and have gone on. Very few days go by without me remembering you Alan...you Will Never Be Forgotten. Rest in peace my friend...you served you time in Hell.

Gary
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