ALAN P BUTKUS
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HONORED ON PANEL 49E, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

ALAN PAUL BUTKUS

WALL NAME

ALAN P BUTKUS

PANEL / LINE

49E/28

DATE OF BIRTH

06/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/12/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALAN PAUL BUTKUS
POSTED ON 4.12.2009
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932


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POSTED ON 2.6.2006
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 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 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 7.31.2004
POSTED BY: your sister-in law, Jane Butkus

My brother- in- law

I never really got to know you as my brother-in-law, you died before Ed and I got married. However, your presence is felt in our family even though you have been gone for 36 years. You never got to live out your life and were taken too soon. The unacceptable war we now find ourselves in Iraq brought the past close to home again when our nephew Paul was sent to fight Bush's war in 2003. Thank God he came home to us. I am so sorry you didn't, as I sure would have liked to have had a brother and I know Ed misses you every day.
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POSTED ON 2.26.2004
POSTED BY: harley morgan

Sacrifice

All to many times in life, a soldier is left forgotten, lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The lives that were given are all to often forgotten. Our freedom comes with a price attached to it, and the lives of this country's citizens is that price. Although I am doing this post for the "Gridley High School Posting Project," the life that you sacrificed for family and friends, and even for people who you never knew, was an all to honorable sacrifice. I among many others want to thank you for your sacrifice.

Thank you so much
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POSTED ON 3.18.2003

Thank You

Thank you very much for giving the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom. You have served at a young age and I really appreciate that, being 18 years old myself. You have given the ultimate sacrifice for your country and this is greatly appreciated. Thank
you.
Adam Nagrocki
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