My home town buddy in NAM together that last day
May you were the best ! Love you like a brother, We talked a lot about home many laughs a beer or 2 great talks I really thought we were gonna make to this day I can't believe your gone . Even 40+ years later. I know our Lord has you now and some time I'll see you again I'll NEVER forget you and miss you more then words can say GOD BLESS YOU
Posted on 4/20/15 - by Edith Dannemiller
When I was in High School a group of us girls got names and addresses out of the newspaper and wrote to soldiers in Viet Nam. I think this young man was who I had written to. Life went on for me and slowly lost touch. I feel so badly that I didn't keep in touch. Thank you Bob for your service and your sacrifice
Remembering An American Hero
Dear SP4 Robert Walter May, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir Curt Carter
It's been so long
Bob, Today marks 45 years since we lost you in Vietnam. We miss you and we love you. May you rest in peace. Love, your little sister, Mary
We remember you even now, thinking of happy times together at scout camp and our bike ride to the farm. Until we are reunited once again in a soft and gentle place, may you enjoy the warmth and peace of Our Dear Lord.
You are dearly missed
I have waited over 40 years to do this I couldn't do it before now. It seems not nearly that long. When I first met 'Bobby', I was the strange kid from Dayton. Ohio who came to visit my great uncle and great aunt on Cochrane Street in Buffalo, NY every summer. Back then it was an old, urban Polish-German neighborhood where I really was an outsider. Then along came Bobby May and Jim Russin two Polish kids with a desire to befriend the 'country' kid with the 'southern accent.' We played steet baseball, street football (and got yelled at in Polish for making too much noise), and spent countless hours reading and trading comic books and 'Mad' magazines on Jim's front porch. It was Bobby who introduced me Justine and Janice (with whom I fell madly in love) and taught me about the 'Philly sound.' Bobby became my closest friend. We lost touch during Viet Nam. I came home from the Air Force in April of 1970. One of the first trips I made was to Buffalo to see Bobby and Jim. Jim happened to see me arrive and as I headed down the street to Bobby's house, Jim flew out of his front door and stopped me. 'Don't go down to Bobby's, if you went to the front door and asked for Bobby, it would kill his mom He was killed in Viet Nam and she is having trouble dealing with it.' Who wouldn't have trouble dealing with their son's death? But his mom loved Bobby exceptionally he was 'her boy!' Anyone who thinks veterans and the those who have served in the military love war, don't know us. NO ONE HATES WAR AND WHAT IT DOES AS WE DO! If it hadn't been for the true friendship of Bobby May and Jim Russin, my annual stays in Buffalo, although good, wouldn't have had near the depth of both friendship and understanding that I gained from knowing them both. God bless you Bobby, thanks for your service to our country, and I hope you are having a great time dancing with a really 'cute chick' to that 'Philly' music you deserve it! I really miss you!! Your friend, Wayne Schwegel, Sgt., USAF 1966-1970
Feb 20, 2010
Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
B Trp/3/4th Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
"Step forward now, you soldier, You've borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell." Author Unknown
Nov 18, 2007
a friend never met
Ridgeway, Ontario Canada
To a gallant warrior for freedom and a great neighbour. "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Monday, March 14, 2005
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, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE , DOUG, CO.A 222222ND MECH. INF. 25TH INF. DIV. 1968
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Robert is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna, NY. 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
Monday, January 9, 2006
Thank you for your willingness to serve!
I am a sophomore at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. Our teacher has given us an assignment to write letters to the men and women who died serving our country in the Vietnam War.
I would like to thank you for your willingness to give your life while serving this country. That can not be an easy thing to do. Thank you for helping this country in such a huge way. We will never forget what you did. Thank you!