RICHARD H BRIDGES
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

RICHARD HAMILTON BRIDGES

WALL NAME

RICHARD H BRIDGES

PANEL / LINE

18E/39

DATE OF BIRTH

04/09/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

EASLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pickens County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD HAMILTON BRIDGES
POSTED ON 3.15.2017
POSTED BY: Heather Owens Ricklefs

My dad spoke of you....

My deceased father spoke of you many times. I am guessing you were friends in high school. I am wondering if you enlisted at the same time? When I was in 7th grade, a made a trip to the wall and took a picture of you for my father. That is one of the things I remember about that trip the most. Rest In Peace. Thank you for serving our country.

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POSTED ON 4.18.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Richard Hamilton Bridges, 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 2.4.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Richard is buried at Graceland West Cemetery, Greenville, Greenville County, SC. PH
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POSTED ON 2.10.2006
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 10.12.2005
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


SPECIALIST 4

RICHARD HAMILTON BRIDGES


who served with


CHARLIE COMPANY

2nd BATTALION

8th INFANTRY REGIMENT

4th INFANTRY DIVISION


" STEADFAST AND LOYAL "


was a posthumous recipient of the


PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the


COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





30 JULY 1999



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