THEODORE J WHITLOCK
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HONORED ON PANEL 50W, LINE 46 OF THE WALL
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POSTED ON 6.5.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson
"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 4.14.2004
POSTED BY: Kristin Butikofer
Hello, my name is Kristin Butikofer and I attend Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. For my World History class, I was recently assigned to make remembrances for the Gridley High School Posting Project for the soldiers that lost their lives in the Vietnam War. You left many things behind, but the most important thing you left behind was your life. I know I will never have to go through all the pain and suffering you went through, but if you hadn't done what you did for our country, things would be much different. I respect you greatly. You will never be forgotten and you will always be remembered as a hero. Thank you so much and God bless.
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