SAMMY L WEAVER
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 117 OF THE WALL

SAMMY LANE WEAVER

WALL NAME

SAMMY L WEAVER

PANEL / LINE

2W/117

DATE OF BIRTH

10/19/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

VINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/19/1972

HOME OF RECORD

NATCHITOCHES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Natchitoches Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR SAMMY LANE WEAVER
POSTED ON 5.8.2016

Ground Casualty

SGT Sammy L. Weaver was a radio teletype operator serving with Headquarters & Headquarters Troop (HHT), 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade. On March 19, 1972, SGT Weaver was walking down a street in Vinh Long City, Vinh Long Province, RVN, with another American soldier from his unit when he was suddenly attacked by a Viet Cong dressed as an ARVN soldier. SGT Weaver was stabbed several times and fell mortally wounded into his friend’s arms. A Vietnamese policeman accompanying both SGT Weaver and his friend shot the killer dead on the spot. There was nothing that could be done for SGT Weaver as he died immediately after being assaulted. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and a personal account provided by Nelson Wheatley Jr.]
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POSTED ON 3.19.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Sammy Lane Weaver, 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 2.6.2006
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

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 sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 12.7.2005
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 hero’s 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 heros 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 3.19.2004
POSTED BY: Sammy Henderson

Thank You


My name is Sammy Henderson. I am a sophomore at Gridley High School. I live in Gridley, Illinois. For my World History class I am posting remembrances for the soldiers who died in Vietnam. What the soldiers did was brave and courageous. They gave their life for our country. I want to say thank you for everything you have done. This is a Gridley High School Posting Project.
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