DONALD L CARLSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 50W, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

DONALD LE ROY CARLSON

WALL NAME

DONALD L CARLSON

PANEL / LINE

50W/41

DATE OF BIRTH

10/13/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MINNEAPOLIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hennepin County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD LE ROY CARLSON
POSTED ON 5.13.2014
POSTED BY: Paul Schmehl

Donald was my cousin

Donald and I were best of friends before he left for Nam. I lived with him one summer between semesters. I attended his funeral three days before I reported for boot camp. I think of him often and always cry when I do. I wish he were still alive. He was a man of honor and a man of great faith. I am told by his buddies that his death impacted a lot of them, because he had made quite an impression on them.

I can't thank each of you enough for leaving these remembrances. Although it's really, really hard for me to read them, I am grateful that you have taken the time to honor Donald's sacrifice.

Donald was killed by automatic weapon fire during a battle in I Corps (northern South Vietnam) in August of 1968.

Rest in peace, Donald. One day we will be together again, forever.

I will call my cousin and ask her to send me a photo of Donald to post here.
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POSTED ON 8.1.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Donald Le Roy Carlson, sir

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

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.25.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Donald is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Minneapolis,MN.
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POSTED ON 6.5.2006
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 4.30.2004
POSTED BY: Chris

wow

i cannot imagine what kind of courage it takes to give the ultimate sacrifice for a cause. the kind of bravery that takes is way behind my comprehension. things like this are never forgetton. ever.
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