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 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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POSTED ON 4.21.2003
POSTED BY: Justine James

Not Be Forgotten

Thank you for the sacrifices you made in the name of freedom and our country. Your bravery and patriotism will not be forgotten. It is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Justine James
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