Egolf, Klaus Dieter, SGT

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11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Westminster, California

Casualty Date
Feb 28, 1968
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Christian Chapel Cemetery - Merriam, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41E 060

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Order of The Spur

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548 
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  Tributes from Others: Jul 5, 2015  

His goal was to become a Orthopedic Surgeon and he was well on his way to that goal. What a future Klaus had, and what a great loss his death represents to the human community. The many letters of condolence and commendations reinforce the biases of a grieving mother.
I remember his last words to me before he left for Viet Nam:
"It does not matter how long you are on earth,
it matters only how you touched the lives of people
while you were here."
"Son, you are always in my heart, you will never be forgotten".....
Rosel L. Egolf
26 Sep 2004
Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav, 1st Cav Div
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
C Trp/3/4 Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine... Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
May 11, 2008
manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Feb 28, 2007
Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
Thank you, Sgt., Egolf, for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well, brave soldier and rest assured, that you, Sir, are not forgotten.
Monday, February 28, 2005
Pat Saglime
I worked with his mother.
Riverside, Ca. 92503 USA
In Memory
I was a young girl working for his mother. She was a german lady who was very proud of her son and loved him very deeply. Although, she was in deep pain over the loss of her son she continued to work. I wish I had his picture or new where his mother is. I will always remember the picture that she had of him sitting on her desk with him in uniform. She missed him and loved him very much.
Sunday, June 03, 2001
Rosel Egolf
1900N, Mary Ln., Columbia City, IN., 46725, USA
Klaus Dieter Egolf, SGT.
Klaus is loved, dearly and will, never be forgotten. He touched, many lives and the many letters, of condolence and commendation, reinforce, to this biases, of a always, grieving mother. I, will always remember, his last words to me, before departing, for Viet Nam: "It does not, matter how long, you, are on earth. it matters only, how you touched, the lives of people, while you were here."
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Rosel Egolf

Sunday, September 26, 2004
Another Veteran
Just, to let you, know, you're not forgotten, by your fellow vets.. Rest in Peace, soldier.
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Doris Clancy
66, Murphy street, amchester, NH., 03103, Hillsboro
The best cousin and playmate
When we, were little kids, first, he was my cousin, then the only Brother, I ever had and best friend. He moved to America, when we were, still little and I always said, I will marry, an american, to be close to you, well I did and I'm, in New Hampshire, but I never got, to see him, again. I, will always remember, this great cousin, of mine. I got a painting, he painted and no money, in the world, could ever replace it. Thank you, for giving me, the chance to say, what I feel and right now, I'm sitting here, thinking about him and crying and remembering, all the things, we did. Thanks again, Klaus, I always Love you, Doris
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Keith Egolf
Distant Cousin
I never knew this man, of course. I was born about twenty years too late. But my father speaks of him from time to time. They were cousins. Thanks, Cousin.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Ron Gorewit
was a classmate in high school
68 hunt hill road
ithaca, ny 14850 usa
A Buddy In High School
I still miss Klaus, he had a wonderful personality and was destined for success in anything he attempted. I am very appreciative of his ultimate sacrifice that has allowed us to live in this free country.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
We Remember
Klaus is buried at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, Noble County, IN. PH
Posted by: Robert Sage

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Never Forgotten
Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit-Rosel Egol)
Posted by: Rick Dunn

Friday, September 17, 2010
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
Posted by: Chris Spencer
Relationship: fellow veteran,USMC 1972-76
Sunday, October 31, 2004

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