Your story has touched my soul. You understand The Wall. It is not a granite thing with carvings on it, each of those carvings has a name, has a face, has a soul, it has sorrow, it has pain, it has happiness, because now they are finally at peace.
Each of those carvings has a family, has children that are without their fathers. They too have souls, have faces, they know sorrow, they know pain, they have been cheated.
The Wall is not a wall, it is a living breathing organism. It is the force that tries to heal our inner wounds, that have scared our lives for 30 odd years. It is the driving force that solidifies the Combat soldier to assure, that Vietnam shall never happen to your generation, or your children's.
Our friends on The Wall are at peace now, we are in turmoil and torment.
We are not dead, we are just dead inside. It would be easier to be a carving on The Wall.
This is my reply to a story written by a 13 year old girl about a story she wrote about The Wall . If you read the story you will understand the reply much better. The name of the story is "The Power Of A Name"
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This page is dedicated to the pilots and crew members who paid the ultimate price. They gave their lives For What?....WHY? May this travesty never happen again to our young men like it did to us, and our comrades in arms.
In Honor Of The Brave Men, Who Died in Hawaii on Feb. 12, 2001 During A Training Accident. We Offer Our Sincere Sympathy to Those Men And Their Families.
Amazing how much we are doing for a race car driver who died doing what he loved, wealthy beyond words, surrounded by friends and the best of care. Those who died in Hawaii barely got recognition, and the whole event has quietly disappeared from the news papers.
We should NOT forget these 6 brave men, and their training actions which, in a time of war, could very well have been the saving grace of others. They died for our Nation, I hope we will not forget them.... they are as follows -
Maj. Robert L. Olson, 2nd Battalion,11th Field Artillery
Chief Warrant Officer Four George P, Perry, A Company,
2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment
Chief Warrant Officer Two Gregory I. Montgomery, A
Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment
Sgt. Thomas E. Barber, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th
Spec. Bob D. MacDonald, B Company, 2nd Battalion,
25th Aviation Regiment
Spec. Rafael Olvera-Rodriguez, 2nd Battalion, 11th
Field Artillery Regiment
God Bless them - and watch over their families and loved ones. WE care. Marsha Curtis - Joe Curtis - Florence Owens - Homer L. Owens USAF TSGT
Ret., Sgt. Andre Jones, Leslie Jones, Stephanie Curtis, Paul Curtis, Joe Owens US Navy Gunners Mate, Ret. and the rest.......