You were my cousin
We both grew up in Iowa. We did not meet but we are cousins but in blood and with the Army. I have visited your grave to learn more of my family when I discoverer you. I can home form the Army safe you did not. If you had lived you would be retired and would be enjoying life and you would have a bunch of Grand Children to spoil. I will visit you the next time I am in Denison. Your cousin Glenn
Fellow 25th Infantry Division Vet
Fellow 25th Infantry Division Veteran
I did not know SP4-E4 Larry Blackman but I served with the 25th Infantry Division from 1969-70. I salute your Service and Sacrifice. May you find the peace of the Lord and your family and friends as well.
Feb 17, 2011
Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
D Trp/3/4th Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
Jul 22, 2007
Grand Junction, Co.
Remembering, this Young Soldier, on the anniversary, of the day, he Gave his Life, for our country, with a Multitude, of Thanks, for his Courage, Service and Dedication, to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know, that you will, NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I'am the sister, of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice, in Vietnam, 1967.... "The soldier, above all others, is required to perform, the highest act, of religious teaching--SACRIFICE." General Douglas MacArthur
Feb 17, 2007
FELLOW, 25TH, INF., DIV., BROTHER
2555, MIDDLE WAY, EASTON, PA., 18040, USA
NOT FORGOTTEN HERO
JUST, TO LET YOU, KNOW, THAT YOU, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, HERO. THANK YOU, FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. DOUG, CO., A, 222ND, MECH., INF., 25TH, INF., DIV., 1968.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Hi Larry! So proud of you, man! You did your duty for your country and our freedom. You were so young. You are great! A hero. We will remember!
Thursday, June 07, 2001
SP/4, Blackman, I just wanted, you, to know, you, are not forgotten. You are, loved and missed. My prayers, to you and your family.
Sunday, August 08, 2004
Larry is buried at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison, Crawford County, IA
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.
M Posted by: Bob Ross
Relationship: Vietnam Veteran
Thursday, December 22, 2005ary Frye – 1932
"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
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Friday, October 28, 2005