To Those Who Have Served and Given Their All That I Might Live!
Me in 1973.
(Kadena AB, Okinawa)
My Enlistment Dates
July 1, 1971 to
September 30, 1976
My Awards and Decorations
Air Force Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
My Lost Friend
Richard Deane Smith
Private First Class
Killed In Action
Quang Nam Province
May 25, 1970
Richard's name is on the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Panel 10W, Row 100
I miss you each and every day!
I will never forget you or your sacrifice!
To all the men and women who served, like my friend Rick, in the armed forces of the United States of America. Thank you all for your dedication, loyalty, integrity, bravery, sacrifice, and courage.
Because of the incredible sacrifice of those I served with
and who gave their all, and for the many
others that I did not, nor ever will serve with, but gave
their lives so that I may remain free and safe, I make these
promises to you all:
I promise to always be honorable in all things.
If you care to send comments and dedications of your own, please use the following email address below. I will try to post as many of them here that I can.
Please keep them short and to the point, if you can.
Your comments or dedications DO NOT have to be about Vietnam. They can be about ANY conflict. Just take the time to write and say thanks in your own way.
I reserve the right not to post any comments or dedications that I feel are inappropriate.
In the meantime, when you see one of our troops, stop and thank them. They would appreciate that very much!
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Since November 11, 2009