DONALD R SAMUELS
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 72 OF THE WALL

DONALD RAY SAMUELS

WALL NAME

DONALD R SAMUELS

PANEL / LINE

13W/72

DATE OF BIRTH

07/29/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FREDERICKSBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Fredericksburg

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD RAY SAMUELS
POSTED ON 8.11.2015
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Donald is buried at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, fredericksburg City, VA.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Donald Ray Samuels, 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 5.21.2013
POSTED BY: Keith Samuels

Wondering what would have been.

I was just a kid when Donny was killed in Vietnam. I remember it being hard to comprehend him dying so young and so far away. It bothered me that it seemed to happen so quickly. I have never forgotten and I often wonder what he would have become if he had not been in Vietnam.

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POSTED ON 5.10.2013
POSTED BY: Kenny Samuels

No Greater Love hath a man then he lay down his life for his brother

No Greater Love hath a man then he lay down his life for his brother

Thank you cousin 'Donnie'. Because you did I didn't have to. No teenager of the 70's should ever forget you. I never have..

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POSTED ON 11.3.2005
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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