BOBBY J BRASWELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

BOBBY JOE BRASWELL

WALL NAME

BOBBY J BRASWELL

PANEL / LINE

5E/32

DATE OF BIRTH

01/12/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1966

HOME OF RECORD

PARIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lamar County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BOBBY JOE BRASWELL
POSTED ON 4.19.2016
POSTED BY: Willy Ransom

Squeaky

For those who do not know. Bobby was the first of Paris' sons lost in Viet Nam.
I was in Subic Bay P I when i got a letter from a friend telling me about Bobby.
I have visited his name on the wall in Dallas and hope to get to visit the wall in DC. I have a flag pole in my front yard. When I placed it there I told my wife 'this is Bobby's flag pole." Whenever anyone mentions the flag pole I always tell them about Bobby. I will never forget Bobby and what he gave for US.
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POSTED ON 8.9.2015
POSTED BY: Jerry Davis

Childhood Friend

I grew up with Bobby in Paris, TX. His family lived one block from mine. We went to 4th Ward Elementary School and Paris High School together. In 1963, I joined the Marine Corps and Bobby the U.S. Army. We called him Squeaky. He was a smaller person, but had the heart of a lion. He was a hero.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2015
POSTED BY: Keri Seay Neuling

Squeaky

5/25/[email protected] I just talked to my dad and...Oh.My.Word...The stories he started telling me today...New ones, that I hadn't heard before! First the HILARIOUS stories then came the heart wrenching stories. They used to hang out, they double dated, "rode around", drag raced and sometimes for pink slips!! The list is a very long one!

When they were drafted, they went into the Army National Guard. They were in basic training together and stationed at Fort Polk Louisiana.

Squeaky was sent to Vietnam. He was a gunner on a helicopter. He served his first tour and he then reenlisted. My parents dropped him off at the bus station on 12/24/1965 and he told my dad he had a bad feeling about it and that he wouldn't be back. Somehow, he knew he wouldn't be coming back.

The day he was killed, my dad was told by the guys in his platoon they had been out all day fighting and picking up wounded. The last time he got off the helicopter, he took off running. He stepped on a land mine, got up and tried to keep going. He stepped on another one. There's really nothing left to say. Squeaky, you are so loved and missed every single day! Your memory is a blessing.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2015

Squeaky...

Squeaky, on behalf of Jerry & Becky Seay (my parents), I want to say that even at 73, my dad thinks of you often. He still crys when he talks about you. I was born in 1967 & I have heard and known of you since I was very little. My parents both miss you terribly! I wish I could have know you. You are dearly loved and missed!
Keri Seay Neuling
5/25/15
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POSTED ON 11.4.2014
POSTED BY: A.w.

Story

I'm writing about you in a story for extension 1 English
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