WILLIAM R ALAMED JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ROBERT ALAMED JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R ALAMED JR

PANEL / LINE

13W/102

DATE OF BIRTH

09/16/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SOUTHWICK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hampden County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ROBERT ALAMED JR
POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear PFC William Robert Alamed Jr, sir,

As an American, I would like to thank yo for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

Curt Carter

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POSTED ON 11.20.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at New Cemetery in Southwick,MA. BSM PH
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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 5.23.2001
POSTED BY: Lynn K. (Ellershaw) McMullin

Never forgotten

I was a senior when the Southwick High School band played at Billy Alamed's burial service. The memories I have of that day remain sharp and are central to my thinking as I lead my Advanced Placement classes each year through Tim O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried -- it's the only legacy I can provide.
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POSTED ON 2.11.2001
POSTED BY: Paul A. Cigal, Maj, USA Retired

My friend.

We played in a fife and drum corps together. I remember practicing the fife while Bill played the snare drum. We were working on the music to The Battle Hymn of the Republic. I think of him often. I pray for him every day. My friend.
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