STEVEN R RENNER
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

STEVEN RAY RENNER

WALL NAME

STEVEN R RENNER

PANEL / LINE

10W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

03/01/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1970

HOME OF RECORD

WHEATLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Knox County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEVEN RAY RENNER
POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Steven Ray Renner, 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

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 1.5.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Steven is buried at Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, Knox County,IN. BSM AM-OLC PH

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POSTED ON 5.29.2006
POSTED BY: Dwight Wagner

Friend

Steve and I served together in the 937th Group HHC, and became good friends. On that last day of his life he came into my section to talk for a while before he was to take his last flight. He had three weeks left on his tour and the only reason his was flying this mission was because MG Grey, head of engineer troops in Nam, was visiting for an inspection tour. Steve was excited about going home, and we talked for over an hour about his plans upon getting home and leaving the Army. I'm sure it was the last serious conversation he had in his life. A few hours latter he was dead in the crash of the UH1 that was shot down. The adjutant's office was responsible for doing the paperwork on those lost in the crash. I knew they were swamped, but I also felt that a friend should complete the offical paperwork for Steve. I did so, but it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do.
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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 1.29.2004
POSTED BY: Stanley Cline

friend

I served with Steven in the Aviation Section of the 937th Engineers. Most of all I remember how he talked about his mother and thought about her all the time. I was also there 18 months but left in June of 69. God Bless you Steven.
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