GRADY THACKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 49E, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

GRADY THACKER

WALL NAME

GRADY THACKER

PANEL / LINE

49E/49

DATE OF BIRTH

10/04/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NORCROSS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Gwinnett County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GRADY THACKER
POSTED ON 11.29.2020
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

I Remember Your Sacrifice

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Grady.

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POSTED ON 4.5.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Grady Thacker, 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 6.28.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Grady is buried at Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery in Madison, SC. PH
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POSTED ON 2.6.2006
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 3.23.2003
POSTED BY: David Prevo

Thank you

Mr. Thacker,
The United States has entered many conflicts in the past. People like you have represented this country in these conflicts. And many members of the United States military, including you, have given up a tremendous amount for their country. This effort, your effort, has not been forgotten, and neither have you. On this day, I would like to remember you, and thank you for all that you have given to your country. Thank you.

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