DARRELL L COLFORD
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

DARRELL LEE COLFORD

WALL NAME

DARRELL L COLFORD

PANEL / LINE

6W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

07/31/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

WEST CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

DuPage County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DARRELL LEE COLFORD
POSTED ON 12.18.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from your sisters (?) Cindi, Sally, and Becky are especially poignant and reflect their love and respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever....
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POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: Cindi Colford Runowski

The Day the Sargent Came

Our mother called me around 9 am to come sit with her, she had been tense all weekend, concerned something was wrong. I was there 15 mins. when we heard the knock on the door. We knew as soon as we saw him what had happened. I told him where to find Dad, and he brought him home. Our parents held each other and cried. Berated themselves for being poor and not able to protect their son.
It was heartbreaking. We miss you still, Darrell. A bright light went out when we lost you.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2019
POSTED BY: Becky Sue Colford Hagel

49 years ago today

It has been 49 years, since our brother Darrell died in Viet Nam along with his Scout Dog Butch. He was very intelligent, well read and was involved in politics. What could he have achieved had he lived? He had graduated from college, so he enlisted entering Officer Candidate School and later switching to Platoon Scout Dogs. Being 25 years old, he looked out for the younger guys, he was the old man. He even did that in our neighborhood when he was young. When asked why he was enlisting and didn't just be a draft dodger, he quoted Oliver Wendell Holmes, who said, " A man must participate in the events of this time." Referring to Holmes own service in the Civil War. How many young man would even think of such a statement. It shows the magnitude of our loss. We think of him often. As other soldiers continue in harms way, we think of them. We were informed of his death on Veteran's Day, so it has a dual meaning for us. It is an important day for us to remember all Veterans and their sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 9.11.2018
POSTED BY: Sally Colford Bennett

A day doesn't go by...

A day doesn't go by where you are not on my mind. I think about you often. You are forever young, just like the day you left in late March/early April of 1970 - rushing to say goodbyes to all of us. And your last words were to watch the news and we would know where you were sent.
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POSTED ON 12.29.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sgt Darrell Colford,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman (Scout Dog.) December is almost gone, along with all the preparations. It is the 5th Day of Christmas. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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