WILLIE R VARNEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 61E, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

WILLIE ROSS VARNEY

WALL NAME

WILLIE R VARNEY

PANEL / LINE

61E/4

DATE OF BIRTH

07/18/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ABERDEEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harford County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE ROSS VARNEY
POSTED ON 3.28.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Willie Ross Varney, 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 4.6.2006
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 12.19.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Willie is buried at Arlington Nat Cem. The cemetery says his unit was Co C, 3/47, 9 Inf Div.
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POSTED ON 1.28.2003
POSTED BY: Jim Gerity

It is our duty to remember.

It is our duty to remember.
As one of the 1046 Marylanders who made the ultimate sacrifice we are honored to post your photograph. Operation Remember will continue until we have recovered the photos of all our fallen brothers from the State of Maryland.

Visit www.vva451.org and click on the Operation Remember banner for more details about this project of remembrance.

Jim Gerity
Chairperson
Operation Remember
Vietnam Veterans of America
Baltimore, Chapter 451
www.vva451.org
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POSTED ON 2.17.1999
POSTED BY: Scott Varney

Thank you

You were a good and brave soldier, Willie. I am and have always been proud of you and what you accomplished. Until we meet again, Love, Scotty
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