DOUGLAS G THOMPSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 49E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS GERALD THOMPSON

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS G THOMPSON

PANEL / LINE

49E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

01/08/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

FAYETTEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS GERALD THOMPSON
POSTED ON 2.1.2006
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 9.19.2003
POSTED BY: Justine James

Remembrance

Thank you for showing your love of our country by being willing to go and to serve. It is very much appreciated. Your heroism and patriotism will not be forgotten.
Sincerely,
Justine James
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