Attack on Dong Xoai Special Forces Camp – June 9-10, 1965
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A RADIO OPERATOR. 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. AND YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS. MIKE WAS also killed in PHUOC LONG, SAY HI TO HIM.
Your friends, Bill Coleman and Reggie Macamaux
Remembering an American Hero
Dear SP4 Ronald Earl Blake, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Ron was a graduate of North Providence High School. A few days before he was killed, he was to come home. He had passed his tests and was going to OCS. He wanted to make the Army his career. He was loved dearly by his father Clifton, mother Ruth, sister Cheryl and myself.