GERALD L WILSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

GERALD LEE WILSON

WALL NAME

GERALD L WILSON

PANEL / LINE

24W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

08/05/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ALBANY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dougherty County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GERALD LEE WILSON
POSTED ON 4.18.2006
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 11.17.2003
POSTED BY: Isaac Taylor

Thank You

I am a student from Gridley High School in Gridley IL, and I'm posting remembrances as part of an extra credit report. I never met you, but I would like to thank you for serving our country with pride and honor. Thank you for being a hero.
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POSTED ON 8.1.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

STAFF SERGEANT

GERALD LEE WILSON

was posthumously awarded the

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


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