GERARD J BLUME JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

GERARD JAMES BLUME JR

WALL NAME

GERARD J BLUME JR

PANEL / LINE

38W/23

DATE OF BIRTH

09/20/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MT MORRIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Genesee County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GERARD JAMES BLUME JR
POSTED ON 10.19.2005
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 heros 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 heros 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 4.22.2004
POSTED BY: Sarah Ruff

Thank you

My name is Sarah Ruff and I live in Gridley Illinois. I am part of the Gridley High School Posting Project. I want you to know that your commitment to protecting our country is greatly appreciated. You set a wonderful example of patriotism and bravery. The young men and women that are now serving our country can look at what you’ve done and be inspired. Inspired to do what is right and to stand up for what they believe in. They will be reminded to be courageous and fearless when they hear about you. I know that the young men and women respect and honor you. In many ways you are considered a hero, and I will always honor you. The people living in the United States will always respect you.
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