PAUL R RIVET
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

PAUL ROBERT RIVET

WALL NAME

PAUL R RIVET

PANEL / LINE

3W/30

DATE OF BIRTH

03/31/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/10/1971

HOME OF RECORD

WOONSOCKET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PAUL ROBERT RIVET
POSTED ON 5.20.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Paul Robert Rivet, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.10.2015
POSTED BY: A Marine Corporal, Vietnam

Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis, Sergeant.
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POSTED ON 3.27.2006
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 3.2.2005
POSTED BY: Sean O'Connell

Paul Rivet

I am from Bishop Hendricken High School and I was assigned Paul Rivet for my Vietnam Veteran Class. I am very sorry for all the pain that his family must have went through, and I cannot say I know what it feels like to lose a son, brother,or even father.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2000
POSTED BY: JV Burrillville High School June 1, 2000

Memorial

Memorial
I am working on a Vietnam project for history class. We were assigned Rhode Island servicemen who died in Vietnam. I received this name. I want to offer my apologies and realize that he was very young when he died. I wrote up a poem about war in general called "Mother"
Mother, see me born.
Mother, see the world torn.
Mother watch me grow.
Mother gave me a safe home.
Mother helped me punctuate.
Mother see me graduate.
Mother see me enlist.
Mother see me put my life at risk.
Mother see me fall.
Mother now see my name on the wall.
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