PAUL D STRAHM
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HONORED ON PANEL 34E, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

PAUL DOUGLAS STRAHM

WALL NAME

PAUL D STRAHM

PANEL / LINE

34E/50

DATE OF BIRTH

12/12/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SHEFFIELD LAKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lorain County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PAUL DOUGLAS STRAHM
POSTED ON 1.14.2008

The Lieutenant - 40 years later

I thought about Doug today. Hard to believe it was 40 years ago. I hope his family is doing okay.
Travis Vanderpool
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POSTED ON 7.18.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 6.15.2004
POSTED BY: travis vanderpool

The Lieutenant

Doug and I served together in Viet Nam, briefly, as F-100 pilots. When I arrived at Bien Hoa AB in South Viet Nam, at the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron, I was the only Lieutenant out of all of the other pilots in the squadron. They really didn't give F-100's to very many new pilots. There likely were not over 15 in the whole wing (4 squadrons). Everyone else was Captain or above. The other guys in the 90th made a big deal about it, in a fun way, about me being the junior ranking officer. About 11 months into my tour, Doug Strahm came along. I was only about a month or less from going home. It was great having my replacement, so to speak, in the squadron. It was like having a younger brother in a family of older brothers. He seemed like a great guy. Then, on about his 4th or 5th mission, he was killed. I barely got to know him. I couldn't even remember his name. I was able to find it by searching the site for USAF casualties in January 1968 in Bien Hoa province. I wish that I had taken the time, or even thought about taking the time, to write to Doug's family. It was easier to not think about those things and to avoid having feelings at 25 years old in wartime.
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POSTED ON 1.14.2004
POSTED BY: Grandgeorge

Thanks for today.

Thank you for what you did for our country. You will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 1.14.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank You Lieutenant

As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"

As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE, SIR"

As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

Again, thank you Lieutenant, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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