RONALD P CHERRSTROM
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 22 OF THE WALL

RONALD PAUL CHERRSTROM

WALL NAME

RONALD P CHERRSTROM

PANEL / LINE

26E/22

DATE OF BIRTH

08/16/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/07/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BELMONT

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Mateo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD PAUL CHERRSTROM
POSTED ON 9.7.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Ronald Paul Cherrstrom, 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 8.17.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ronald is buried at Saint Johns Cemetery, San Mateo, San Mateo County, CA.

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POSTED ON 11.12.2007
POSTED BY: Petra Hernandez

Ronald Paul Cherrstrom

To the family and friends of Ronald Cherrstrom

In honor of Ronald and the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country, I had the privilege of reading his name at 3:16pm on November 8, 2007 at the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington DC in celebration of the 25th anniversary of its dedication. It was with much pride that I was able to do this for his loved ones who were not able to be there for this very notable event.

Ronald is no longer with us, but is remembered in the hearts of us who reflect on the sacrifices these brave young men made for the freedom we enjoy today.

May he rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 3.12.2007
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne


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-laden 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 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne STRIKE FORCE Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 8.12.2004
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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