GARY L WITHERELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 64E, LINE 2 OF THE WALL

GARY LEE WITHERELL

WALL NAME

GARY L WITHERELL

PANEL / LINE

64E/2

DATE OF BIRTH

09/22/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

COMPTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR GARY LEE WITHERELL
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 4.27.1999
POSTED BY: Cheryl Gilbert

In remembrance of Gary

Gary was a shy guy, but enjoyed being with his friends and family. His house was "the hangout" and was a place where everyone could be assured of having good, clean fun. He was the quintessential "nice guy". Gary's friends are all now middle-aged parents and grandparents, but he will be forever 19 years old and not yet the man he would have become.
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