GARY A RUCKTAESCHEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 28E, LINE 86 OF THE WALL

GARY ARDEN RUCKTAESCHEL

WALL NAME

GARY A RUCKTAESCHEL

PANEL / LINE

28E/86

DATE OF BIRTH

09/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/27/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WABASSO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Redwood County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARY ARDEN RUCKTAESCHEL
POSTED ON 10.25.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Gary Rucktaeschel, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Your 54th anniversary is in 2 days, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Halloween is next weekend. Time moves quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Gary Arden Rucktaeschel, 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 10.7.2013
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of Gary Arden Ruckstaeschel

Photo was taken from the historic book “THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES - The Vietnam War” with the permission of author Don Ward. Thank you Mr. Ward.

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in peace and honor Gary.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gary is buried at Redwood Falls Cemetery in Redwood Falls, MN. PH
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POSTED ON 10.27.2009
POSTED BY: 60's Girl

Angel Day

I don’t know where to begin to express my gratitude to someone so courageous, but I will try.

I want to thank you for taking up the call to serve your country so honorably and I want to thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that any man can make – your precious life. Please know that these mere words come from my heart and I mean ever one of them.

No matter how others may feel you did not die in vain, nor was the war senseless. You and your brothers-in-arms whose names are engraved on The Wall have and will be an influence for good in this country. You and the others have influenced the youth of our country – this is shown by the remembrances these young people have left for all of you on this site. You all have touch a cord in them and they will remember your sacrifice all of their lives; so, your deaths are not in vain.

I am proud of you and the others and can hardly wait for the day when I will be able to meet you and give my thanks to you all.

You courageous men have touched me to my very soul with your selfless actions and I will spend the rest of my day honoring you all in whatever way that I can. Thank you for the bottom of my heart!!

On this your Angel Day I leave this quote for you it’s from the movie We Were Soldiers:

To fallen soldiers, let us sing,
Where no rockets fly or bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding, no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night,
Just divine embrace, eternal light
In the Mansions of the Lord

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
Through the ages safely keep
The Mansions of the Lord
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