JACK W RICE
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

JACK WALTER RICE

WALL NAME

JACK W RICE

PANEL / LINE

39W/60

DATE OF BIRTH

01/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEW ENTERPRISE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bedford County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACK WALTER RICE
POSTED ON 6.4.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jack is buried at Salemville Cemetery in New Enterprise, PA. BSM AM PH
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POSTED ON 11.27.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

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 all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
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POSTED ON 4.9.2004
POSTED BY: Christy Stoller

Known by a name

My eyes scan the wall,
Erected in memorial.
So many died,
So many sacrificed.
My fingers touch a name,
One of the many.
Who was this hero?
I did not know Jack. His name is all I know. His life is a mystery. It is odd, I think, to be known by ones death. How he lived, I do not know, but my heart is filled with compassion when I think of the life that he sacrificed for our country, his life. God bless your memory, Jack. May it live on in the hearts of countless Americans, forever. You have my gratitude and respect. May you rest in peace. (Posted as part of the Gridley High School posting project.)
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