RALPH L CHURCH
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

RALPH LEE CHURCH

WALL NAME

RALPH L CHURCH

PANEL / LINE

3W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

07/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/12/1971

HOME OF RECORD

HICKMAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lancaster County

STATE

NE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RALPH LEE CHURCH
POSTED ON 6.12.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Ralph Lee Church, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.30.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ralph is buried at Hickman Cemetery, Hickman, Lancaster County, NE. BSM PH-OLC He is buried next to his wife, Marie.
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POSTED ON 4.2.2013
POSTED BY: Charles L. Wheeler

One of us. Co E. 1502nd Inf. 101st Airborne Div. (Airmobile)

1st Lt. Ralph L. 'Tree' Church was with us in Recon briefly before moving on to another unit and his demise. He received the news a couple weeks after the incident. We were never sure about the accuracy of details. 'Tree' was a true soldier and a tragic loss to us and the entire 101st Airborne.

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POSTED ON 4.26.2006
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 6.13.2005
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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