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Sgt Raymond Christopher Meekins
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1948
Chesapeake
Chesapeake City
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1970
Bien Hoa, Vietnam

Sgt Raymond C Meekins, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Chesapeake, Virginia.

Sgt Raymond C Meekins was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the US Army, Sgt Meekins served our country until March 31, 1970 in Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Raymond died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Raymond was born on December 16th, 1948 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Sgt Meekins is on panel 12W, line 63 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for a year.

Raymond, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and the sacrifice you made for our great Country. As a fellow veteran and Great Bridge, VA boy, may God Bless you and all those valiant young people who had their lives cut short in the service of this Nation. I miss you man! Lawrence Taylor.

I was his platoon leader and next to him on his last patrol. He was a fine individual just trying to do the right thing for his men. I remember him each memorial day and every March 31st. Dick Reis.

Friend: Thank you for being my friend and for giving your all for your country. I had the pleasure of knowing Raymond 40+ years ago. A fine young man. He had a lot of love and caring to give to us all. I think about him and miss him. Diana Jones-ddwojo@cox.net

He served as a Sergeant with Charlie Company, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Lora Harris Meekins (1925 - 2010)
  Mary Elizabeth Merrick Meekins (1927 - 1994)
 
Burial:
Azalea Memorial Gardens
Columbia
Tyrrell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
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"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
- Tom Reece
 Added: Jun. 22, 2012
US Combat Veteran, Vietnam.
- Tom Reece
 Added: Jun. 22, 2012
 
 
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