FRANCISCO J BORREGO-RUIZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

FRANCISCO J BORREGO-RUIZ

WALL NAME

FRANCISCO J BORREGO-RUIZ

PANEL / LINE

12W/99

DATE OF BIRTH

12/05/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/06/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HARLINGEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cameron County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANCISCO J BORREGO-RUIZ
POSTED ON 12.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Francisco J Borrego-Ruiz, 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 5.4.2012

Never Forgotten

Never Forgotten
(Photo Credit: his fiancee Jane Leal Ledesma) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 11.16.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Francisco is buried at Rest Lawn Cemetery, La Feria,TX. PH
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POSTED ON 10.20.2009
POSTED BY: Yolanda DeLaRosa

Still in my heart after these many years-we were so young,loved you much,we'll be together soon.

Thanks to you and others in giving your lives to make a better place to live and survive,I miss you much still.Thinking of you in what could or would have been if war hadn't existed.I look forward to a second chance of meeting again in a more peaceful enviroment with our Maker.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2006
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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