Peace with Honor
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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
I knew Walter 'Stoney' Brown as his sister Roann was a good friend and he was engaged to another friend, Patsy Lally. He was the man of the family as his mother was a single mother, still he felt it was his duty to enlist in the Marines in 1966. His family was new to the neighborhood as they moved to Richfield MN from Indiana. Us Minnesotans were charmed by the family's Indiana accent. Words like
'warsh' for 'wash' would pop up. He was a very nice, fairly quiet, strong, good-looking young man and I still miss him. He was shot by a sniper I was told.