WILLIAM E WEST
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 46 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM EDWARD WEST

WALL NAME

WILLIAM E WEST

PANEL / LINE

37E/46

DATE OF BIRTH

09/23/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TUYEN DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1968

HOME OF RECORD

EAST GRANBY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hartford County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM EDWARD WEST
POSTED ON 1.11.2006
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 4.11.2003
POSTED BY: Maggie Schrenk

Thank You

I am doing a high school project and just happened to click on your name. I would like to say thank you for the dedicated service you gave to our country. The sacrifice you gave is very honorable and you will never be forgotten.
God Bless
Maggie Schrenk
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