WILLIE G BRIDGES
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HONORED ON PANEL 51E, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

WILLIE GENE BRIDGES

WALL NAME

WILLIE G BRIDGES

PANEL / LINE

51E/16

DATE OF BIRTH

03/14/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

RUSKIN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hillsborough County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE GENE BRIDGES
POSTED ON 4.8.2011

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 4.8.2010

(Family) Mattie and Slim misses you.

Missed you on your Birthday. Our country appreciates your sacrifices.
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POSTED ON 9.23.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Willie is buried at Ruskin Memorial Park in Ruskin, FL.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2006
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 4.21.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB, 66-67

Not forgotten

Willie, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
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