ALEX J ALVAREZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

ALEX JIM ALVAREZ

WALL NAME

ALEX J ALVAREZ

PANEL / LINE

23W/94

DATE OF BIRTH

10/05/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/07/1969

HOME OF RECORD

COMPTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALEX JIM ALVAREZ
POSTED ON 10.20.2005
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 7.4.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. 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 sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 2.3.2003
POSTED BY: cynthia blake

in gratitude

Alex Jim Alvarez

I feel everyone here needs some acknowledgement of their ultimate sacrifice for our country. You died much too young.
You had a life that deserved many more years. You left behind people who loved you and who, I imagine still feel the pain of your loss to this day. I hope they have comfort in knowing you are at rest and that they will someday see you again in a much better place.

Your courage and efforts in Viet Nam will never be forgotten in my heart and in a multitude of others who have the utmost respect and honor for the soldiers who lost their lives there.

in Peace always
February 3, 2003
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POSTED ON 11.5.2002
POSTED BY: confidential

Alex and Chico

On the day Alex died he was worried about his friend Chico,who was on short time. Chico had gotten everyone across the rice paddy, and then had to run it alone. Alex stood up to cover Chico when he was fatally hit yelling Chico's name. Chico suffered for years, and carried Alex with him. Chico came to me for help at the Vet Center, suffering from a severe case of PTSD. I made him promise me that he would buy his family a home if I helped him with his disability, and if he continued in PTSD counseling. When I first went to The Wall, I had to see Alex and get his name for Chico. That rubbing now hangs in a place of honor in Chico's house, and Alex is now a living part of Chico's entire family, and he will never be forgotten.
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