Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
B Trp/3/4th Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
The young dead soldiers do not speak.
Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses:
who has not heard them?
They have a silence that speaks for them at night
and when the clock counts.
They say: We were young. We have died.
They say: We have done what we could
but until it is finished it is not done.
They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished
no one can know what our lives gave.
They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours,
they will mean what you make them.
They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for
peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say,
it is you who must say this.
We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning.
We were young, they say. We have died remember us.
by Archibald MacLeish,
1892-1982, American Poet
Mar 21, 2008
Donna Turner Horton
PFC.Arthur Fredrick today would have been your birthday had war not changed everything you had most likly dreamed of and planned for.We don't know why some come home but many did not.What we do know is your country called and you went.You left all you knew and went and trained and then was sent to a far away land to fight for freedom.You gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of this United States Of America.You are Americas true hero not to be forgotten.
Sep 2, 2007
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 22, 2007
FELLOW SOLDIER 25TH INF.
2555 MIDDLE WAY
EASTON, PA 18040 USA
NOT FORGOTTEN HERO
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, HERO. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE, DOUG, CO. A 222ND MECH. INF., 25TH INF. DIV. 1968
Thursday, September 02, 2004
Arthur is buried at Bethlehem Church Cemetery, Chester,SC. BSM PH
"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
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Friday, May 5, 2006
You paid the ultimate price
I am a student at Gridley High School in Gridley, IL, and I am doing a project for my World History class. I want to thank you for the many sacrifices you have made while serving our country. There is no greater sacrifice than to die so that others can live. You paid this price—the ultimate price. For this, you will never be forgotten. Thank you again and God Bless! Sincerely, Melissa Kaeb