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LCpl Lesley Steven Ayers
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- Fran
 Added: Feb. 21, 2016
 
12/15/2015.
- Tony
 Added: Dec. 15, 2015
 
God bless you and your family. Thank you.
- Debora Hill Nichols
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
 
Belated Angel Day Blessings
- Remembered ~*~ Angels
 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
 
Body was recovered Panel 38E - Line 20 VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL
- Scrappy
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013
 
LESLEY STEVEN AYERS LCPL - E3 - Marine Corps - Reserve Length of service 2 yearsHis tour began on Sep 3, 1967Casualty was on Feb 8, 1968In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAMHOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTYARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTARBody was recovered Panel 38E - Line 20
- Scrappy
 Added: Jul. 27, 2013
 

- Mike & Vera
 Added: Jan. 5, 2013
 
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jun. 21, 2012
 

- John
 Added: Feb. 26, 2012
 

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Nov. 10, 2011
 
GODSPEED
- Jeannie
 Added: Aug. 18, 2011
 

- The Jeans
 Added: Feb. 18, 2011
 

- Eddieb
 Added: Aug. 30, 2010
 

- Eddieb
 Added: Aug. 30, 2010
 
Thank you for serving our country so proudly. May you rest in the arms of angels
- Karen Ayers Weir
 Added: Jul. 7, 2009
 

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Apr. 19, 2008
 
"In valor there is hope"

TAPS...
"Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lakes, from the hills,
From the skies,
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh"

"Born to Honor, Ever at Peace"

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 14, 2005
 
"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, though you may or may not have always. Take 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."

Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 14, 2005
 
Soldiers of the Wall

Author – Gary Jacobson
Vietnam Veteran
1966 – 1967
Phan Thiet

Oh we’re soldiers of the wall;
We’ve fought and died for one and all.
We’re just resting here you see
To see if our bloodshed kept you free
A patriot’s dream for liberty.

We didn’t wish to die,
When we heard that clarion cry,
A call to arms set us on this course.
And we’d do’er again without remorse.
For we’d rather be men than shirk
When our country needs us to do dirty work
For we know that freedom is not free
And our children must grow tall in liberty

We can see the purple mountain majesty,
From our wall;
See huddling masses yearning to be free,
From our wall.
We see a nation built on honesty,
Fought for with our blood of integrity.
We see great courage maintained in modesty
From our place here on the wall
Standing so proud and so tall.

We are the ones our country called
To trample tyranny beloved freedom galled.
We bore in might
Righteous spirit of right.
We fought evil in Vietnam devastating.
Armed with fire and lightning,
Forces of communism dissipating,
Vietcong bastions wherein wrath lay stored
Fell to America's terrible swift sword.

American soldiers prayed goodness
Of justice would at long last prevail
Common freedoms to Vietnamese avail.
But it was not to be...
Now as soldiers of the wall
Forever stand we,
Symbols of courageous struggle for liberty,
Of the best of us valiantly fallen
Blest youth forever stolen.

We hope our sacrifice wasn’t in vain
For we gave our lives in suffering pain.
Where heroes proved
More than life, their country loved.
Endowed with great courage and strength,
We went to any length,
Fighting in Nam’s gore and mud
To inspire young men’s red blood
To crown our nation with noble brotherhood.

We fought to make a difference
To stand in might, for right's defense.
We watched our buddies die,
Followed them in death by and by
Standing brave, and standing tall.
Finding gloried honor on this granite wall.

Oh we’re soldiers of the wall;
We’ve fought and died for one and all.
We’re just resting here you see
To see if our bloodshed kept you free
A patriot’s dream for liberty.

We heard the distant sound of the gun
To Vietnam did run.
We did not look behind
As valorous courage we seemed to find.
So do not shed for us faint tears
See our dream for country,
See beyond the years

As we bled in the jungles of hell
We knew we were doing our duties well.
For we answered our country’s call,
'Cause someone had to do it.
We soldiers fighting in Nam's misty pall,
Gave a gift to our beloved...our all.

Oh we’re soldiers of the wall;
We’ve fought and died for one and all.
We’re just resting here you see
To see if our bloodshed kept you free
A patriot’s dream for liberty.

It’s lonely and so cold here.
I hope people never forget us here,
In this black marbled granite bier.
For the sign of a man,
Is the amount of respect he gives
For fathers and brothers who gave all for them
Who now on that lonely wall lives.

Was our sacrifice worth it, can you see
Do you honor our proud victory
Fought and won for you and me...
Though sad we be for our sainted mothers,
Do not cry for me my brothers
But give to my death meaning
Beyond my moldering grave greening.

We pray with all power in our hearts
For men guiding,
Standing safeguard protecting
Our great nation,
Brave men standing between loved ones
And war’s unholy devastation.

Always remember with love and respect
Those who strains of freedom reflect
From that hallowed wall,
Revered now by us all.
Remember those living in darkening shadow
Who with courage and honor jousted
With freedom’s malignant foe.

Oh we’re soldiers of the wall;
We’ve fought and died for one and all.
We’re just resting here you see
To see if our bloodshed kept you free
A patriot’s dream for liberty.

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 14, 2005
 
Thank you and Semper Fi from a Marine mom
- Dolores Maxwell
 Added: May. 31, 2004
 
 
 
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