GORDON P YOUNG
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HONORED ON PANEL 3E, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

GORDON PRESTON YOUNG

WALL NAME

GORDON P YOUNG

PANEL / LINE

3E/99

DATE OF BIRTH

03/15/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/17/1965

HOME OF RECORD

DRAKES BRANCH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Charlotte County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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LEFT FOR GORDON PRESTON YOUNG
POSTED ON 7.16.2012

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 10.26.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gordon is buried at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abilene, Charlotte County,VA. PH
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POSTED ON 8.4.2010
POSTED BY: Elizabeth Ann Jennings (maiden) Speed

Gordie Young

I remember your funeral. We lived down the road from your grandparents right beside Bethlehem church where are you are buried. I saw your grave last summer 2009 when I went home. I remember Mr and Mrs Young well. My uncle Harwood Cary bought their home & lived there til he & my aunt Kathleen died. My granddaddy Willie Jennings was good friends with your grandpa. I was little when you died but you are really the only thing I remember about Vietnam while it was going on.
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POSTED ON 12.11.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson: Nam Vet 101st Airborne

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 and patriots 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 5.15.2006
POSTED BY: Garland H.Hamlett,Jr. US Army 1972-2003

Drakes Branch Remembers you Gordon

September 2001 , the Saturday before 9/11/01, we dedicated a Viet Nam Memorial to you and the other Charlotte County Men who died in Vietnam with you. You were our paperboy and that's how I remember you. I remember when you were killed...Nov 7,1965 in the _Ia Drang Valley. There's now a book about you First Team(1st Cav)..."We Were Young, We Were Soldiers" by Hal Calloway and LtGen Moore(Battalion Commander then).This Memorial Day,myself as Jr Vice Commander and the other members of the VFW Post in Charlotte County will lay a wreath there for you and the others listed on the stone. We do this on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. We'll do this each year.
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