DONALD R SCHAFER
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HONORED ON PANEL 53E, LINE 40 OF THE WALL

DONALD RAYMOND SCHAFER

WALL NAME

DONALD R SCHAFER

PANEL / LINE

53E/40

DATE OF BIRTH

04/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MILWAUKIE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clackamas County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD RAYMOND SCHAFER
POSTED ON 12.2.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SA Donald Raymond Schafer, 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 11.12.2013
POSTED BY: Matt Greenwood

Children

I don't know if this man knew it, he probably did not, but he had two children, twins, born a month before his death.
I am one of these two, and I often wonder how much better my life would have been if he was alive.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2009
POSTED BY: Grant Angell (class of 64)

Remembered at Milwaukie High Gold Star Memorial

Don, your name is now part of Milwaukie High School. As a member of the Gold Star Memorial, dedicated on Memorial Day 2009. Rest with the other 11 from Milwaukie that gave their all in Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.8.2006
POSTED BY: Dave Robertson-Vietnam Vet 1970

High School picture

'WE WILL NEVER FORGET'
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POSTED ON 3.8.2006
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 heroes 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 heroes 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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