JAMES E ABBOTT
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

JAMES EDWARD ABBOTT

WALL NAME

JAMES E ABBOTT

PANEL / LINE

12W/110

DATE OF BIRTH

02/20/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SHREVEPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Caddo Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PVT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES EDWARD ABBOTT
POSTED ON 12.3.2008
POSTED BY: Heidi Goodsell

The Hero in all of us

James Edward Abbott shall always be remembered through happiness and freedom. He represents the Hero in all of us that we can not bring ourselves to show by defending our country and risking our lives while doing so. James Edward Abbott was shot and killed because of his care and dedication for his fellow soldiers. We will not feel anything but Selfish that many of us now have that James Abbott did not, and that was to live our lives and honor those who give us the right to be here.
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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 11.7.2000

For PVT. James E. Abbott, USA, from Shreveport, LA.

Goodbye, America's heroes, we have shamefully failed to stand by you, for all the wrong reasons, which had tempted us aside! Now we must pay the price for letting those who survived down, as well knowing some who didn't have to die, have died! We must honor them every day, when we see their names upon the Wall! And from every corner of the land, they answered to the call! Every SOLDIER, sailor, airman, and Marine and Coast Guardsman, too...they all gave their lives so we could live beneath the old Red, White, and Blue. For those who've gone before, we say "WELL DONE! Be thou at peace!" We, the poeple of America, salute Private Abbott, whose devotion to DUTY...whose devotion to HONOR...and ABOVE ALL!...whose devotion to God and our COUNTRY...the land that he loved...the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave...will NEVER...I say again, will NEVER be extinguished from our minds!!!!!!!
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