THOMAS E ALFORD III
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

THOMAS EARL ALFORD III

WALL NAME

THOMAS E ALFORD III

PANEL / LINE

37W/16

DATE OF BIRTH

03/12/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MER ROUGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Morehouse Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS EARL ALFORD III
POSTED ON 10.12.2005
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 heros 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 heros 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 8.31.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Thomas, 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 my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
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POSTED ON 2.6.2002

Wolfhounds

Wolfhounds
"Nec Aspera Terrant" Patriot in Arms
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