Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It is another summer, as time continues to pass since Vietnam. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
ALWAYS IN MY HEART
Dear Les..BRThe years will never erase that first love that I had for you. We were but mere children, under the age of 10, but when you moved, I was lost..Fast forward to high school and there we were riding the same bus again. You had grown up so much and I fell for you all over again. You had eyes for others, but I still loved you. I cried the day you married someone else as I didnt think she was good enough for my Les.BRWhen I got word that you had went to Vietnam I was crushed, and when word came that you had been killed a part of my heart died too. Even though it has been 40 years as I am writing this the tears flow. I miss you. May you be at peace....Love forever
Friend in training
We were members of a Staging Battalion that began the first week of January, 1968. I remember hanging out with Lester after a hard day of combat training. We were together in the chilly water trying to avoid detection from our trainers. Little did we know that we were hiding in poison oak. Within a month of this picture we were in Vietnam.