172 Gilbert Ave Springfield ma 01119
James, My dad (Carlton Stackhouse) remembers you well. He speaks of you often. I hope to get to the wall some day and see you. I never knew you. I was born in 1961. I served in the Army (1979-1982) 1'st cav division, 227'th aviation. Though I never knew you, I love you. Your service will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice. No higher honor than a man to lay down his life for another... Sleep well. We will meet one day.
Nov 15, 2011
Rest in peace
Rest in peace brave soldier. You are not forgotten.
Oct 15, 2011
Manuel Pino Jr.
Fellow Vietnam Vet
REFLECTIONS FROM THE MOVING WALL". I am a monument to a black period in this countries history.I am the Vietnam wall.,composed to two angled granite walls,inscribed with the names of fifty eight thousand,one hundred thirty four American men and women who died in hell (that was Vietnam) Many people come to see me. strangely they come mostly in silence-old people,young people,children,mothers,fathers,widows,and veterans.all for reasons of their own.they bring gifts,pictures,letters,flowers,poems and cigarettes.the letters speak of grief and loneliness and regret.they ask forgiveness.they are an out pouring of pain.the people softly touch names on my face.they water my grass with tears.then they leave in silence and I hope in peace.for I am more than two stone walls.I am a thank you from a nation that forgot.I am a long past due apology.I am healing for wounds too long left untended.I am a tribute paid to fallen warriors.I AM THE VIETNAM WALL. "America has forgotten the wars.will she remember her warriors"? you may be gone , BUT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 10/4/13 - by Curt Carter
Dear SSGT James Eugene Joslyn, 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
"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
In remembrance of an American hero
In remembrance of the sacrifice you made in the service of our country. SSG Joslyn served as track commander and driver in A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. He was born in Monticello, Maine and buried in Elberton, Georgia. He was married to the former Peggy J. Olgaiti and they had three children: James, Jr., Connie, and Cathy.
James is buired at Forest Hills Cem, Elbert Co, GA.
rest in peace
Posted on 3/17/03 - by wayne martin
from wayne martin