GEORGE L BOURNE
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 106 OF THE WALL

GEORGE LEANDER BOURNE

WALL NAME

GEORGE L BOURNE

PANEL / LINE

20W/106

DATE OF BIRTH

05/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/07/1969

HOME OF RECORD

EAST PROVIDENCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GEORGE LEANDER BOURNE
POSTED ON 5.31.2010
POSTED BY: Hap Aldrich

Annual Visit With Your Mom

It's Memorial Day again, and time for my annual visit with your mom, George. God knows we all miss you terribly but none more than your mom. We spend a few hours each year remembering the good times, swapping stories, and laughing more often than not! It keeps your life and legacy alive for us both. I look forward to this trip each year as I have for the past 10 or 15 years that I've been able to make the trip.
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POSTED ON 9.20.2006
POSTED BY: HMCM John Bruneel, U.S.N. Retired

I'm the One Called Doc

Rest in Peace "Doc"



"I'm the One Called "Doc…"


I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you think of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and your life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
Copyright 1975

"Permission to reprint granted
by the author/copyright owner".
(Permission for both poem & graphic)
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POSTED ON 4.11.2005
POSTED BY: Tom Loehr

A True Hero

George and Millford helped put out a fire that descimated my mortar platoon's position the night of 6 August 1969. While all the mortar crews were high-tailing it out of there, none of us knew that the Seabees had come to help extinguish the flames and explosions. It is with the most profound reflection that I pray that the men who gave their lives that night to save others will be remembered forever as the heros they truly were.
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POSTED ON 6.17.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Doc

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you George Leander Bourne, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contributions, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Mate, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Doc Bourne, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 6.4.2002
POSTED BY: Sarah G. Burrillville High School June 4, 2002

A Rememberance of George L. Bourne

You were born on May 6, 1947. You were only 22 years old when you died on August 7, 1969. You were a medical corpsman and you died when the marine unit you were serving engaged the enemy near Noch Tre, South Vietnam. You attended East Providence High School and joined the navy shortly before your graduation. You are recognized for your courage and bravery. You are respected for your ambition also in serving your country. Your memory will live on through friends and family and will never be forgotten.
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