EDWARD D SOSSAMON
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

EDWARD DE CAMP SOSSAMON

WALL NAME

EDWARD D SOSSAMON

PANEL / LINE

11W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

10/02/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/16/1970

HOME OF RECORD

GAFFNEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cherokee County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD DE CAMP SOSSAMON
POSTED ON 11.5.2014
POSTED BY: Louis Sossamon

He gave his all for all of us !

Ed Sossamon , my nephew , was a handsome , wonderful young man . He enjoyed life as much as anyone I have known . Full of energy , tough as nails and walking example of love of fellowman . He enjoyed challenge and fun with all. Those of us who were acquainted with Ed were attracted to his living with determination in every avenue of his life . Those of us who remain to enjoy the breath of freedom provided by Ed and so many who gave their all are thankful and need to continue supporting what they have done for us . Was my fortune to have been his uncle to notice his enjoyment of life with others , his determination in whatever . Rest in peace Edward . Uncle Louis
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POSTED ON 5.19.2014
POSTED BY: Larry Sossamon

Apollo 13 Flight Home & Your Flight to Heaven

April 16, 1970, the Apollow 13 Astronauts were on a troubled return flight to earth, mission control was frantic, their instruments were damaged, they were off course and fuel was low, .............God looked down on the battlefield and saw a young man struggling with his wounds, with His might and wisdom God reached and gave flight to heaven for Ed, his flight path was true and on course, God was his mission control, Ed passed the many wonders of the universe and he knew those things that man was trying to understand today, Ed was without pain and in the comfort of God's grace, April 16, 1970
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POSTED ON 4.14.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Edward De Camp Sossamon, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.1.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Edward is buried at Oakland Cemetery, Gaffney, Cherokee County,SC.
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POSTED ON 2.9.2006
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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