JAMES D AALUND
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 66 OF THE WALL

JAMES DOWNING AALUND

WALL NAME

JAMES D AALUND

PANEL / LINE

13W/66

DATE OF BIRTH

05/11/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/28/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HOUSTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harris County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES DOWNING AALUND
POSTED ON 5.14.2006
POSTED BY: Jake Hendershot

To Vietnam Vet

Even though I didn't know this person I'm putting in a memory to say that he was a good guy. He fought in a was that he probaly didn't understand, and he died in it.
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POSTED ON 1.3.2006
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 hero’s 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 1.12.2004

We Remember

James is buried at Houston Nat Cem, Houston,TX.
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POSTED ON 9.29.2000

For one brave soldier

Goodbye, America's heroes, we have shamefully failed to stand by you, for all the wrong reasons which had tempted us aside! Now we must pay the price for letting those who survived down, as well knowing some who didn't have to die, have died! We must honor you every day when we see your names upon the Wall...and from every corner of the land, you answered to the call. Every soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine, and Coast Guardsman, too...they all gave their lives so we can live beneath the old Red, White, and Blue...for those who've gone before, we sayll "Well done, be thou at peace!" We salute you, Sergeant, and many, many, many more like you. Your devotion to Duty, Honor, and ABOVE ALL< to God and our Country, the land that you loved, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, will NEVER...I say again, will NEVER be extinguished from our minds!
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