RAYMOND E TOLSMA
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND EARL TOLSMA

WALL NAME

RAYMOND E TOLSMA

PANEL / LINE

30W/17

DATE OF BIRTH

01/04/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/02/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PRICHARD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mobile County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RAYMOND EARL TOLSMA
POSTED ON 5.22.2014
POSTED BY: Charles K. Tolliver

My Friend and Marine Battle Buddy, my Brother. R.I.P.

My name is Charles K. Tolliver Raymond and I served in the Marines together. We both arrived at Paris Island together one hot June night 1968. We immediately became friends since both of our last names begins with the letter T the Marine Corps SOP is to make us bunk mates. In the corps their known as "Racks". After Boot camp at Paris Island we left for Camp LeJeune NC. for Infantry training afterwards we went on leave. We agreed to meet up in San Diego a week early before reporting to Camp Pendleton. We were there for 3 weeks before shipping out for Viet Nam we arrived in Viet Nam and were split up he was assigned to a unit in the South and I was assigned up North that was the last time I got to see or heard from my friend again about 9mo. later I found out about his death by reading a Life Magazine This almost took me out. It's been 45yrs. I've have never forgotten my Brother and never will. Semper Fi My Brother.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Raymond Earl Tolsma, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.7.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Raymond is buried at Mobile Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 2.1.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. 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 sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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POSTED ON 6.29.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Marine

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Raymond Earl Tolsma, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

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

Again, thank you PFC Tolsma, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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