|Sel Wong (#48081559)|
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I served in Vietnam with a Marine rifle company, Delta Co., 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, in the latter part of 1968 until I was wounded in a firefight.|
I was sent back to the states for medical treatments of my wounds at the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, California. In between the visit to the hospital, I was an instructor training Marines going over to Vietnam for a thirteen month tour. I knew how important it was to do my best to train these men from my experiences how to survive their deployment. Deep inside I also knew some of them will not come back no matter how hard I tried.
After I was discharged, reading about the rising casualties in Vietnam, I regretted I couldn't have done more. Few years later I saw the movie "Garden of Stones" about the Army's Old Guard burying soldiers killed in Vietnam. In the movie a sergeant with a similar job as mine explain to his girl friend how he felt with the task of such futility. He said, "If your house is burning and you can't save all your children, you do what you can and cry about the rest later". That is why I'm here on behalf of all combat training instructors; to cry for and honor the ones we couldn't save.
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Thank you for your service and your help in training others going to Nam, you have saved many lives. Welcome back home brother...Semper Fi...Ed
|Ed Elstan||Cpl. Billy Joe Wyatt|
Thank you for the person picture of Billy. Do you have any more pictures of Charlie Battery Marines?
|Joyღ||PFC William Bruce Mitchell|
I just came across the photo you posted for William and I cannot thank you enough. You have given this young man a face and now he will never be forgotten
Thank you so much. I appreciate all you have done for our country and now all you are doing for these wonderful troops.
Added by Joyღ on Dec 08, 2013 2:52 PM
|JMF COS||RE: Photo Guidelines|
Thank you, Sel.
Your are truly an honorable man. Keep up the good work!
The family photo for LCPL Michal J Beck has been added to his memorial page, and his family has been credited.
Added by JMF COS on Dec 05, 2013 10:31 AM
|JMF COS||Photo Guidelines|
First of all, thank you for your many years of service to our country...BUT, before you submit a photo, you need to read and follow the FindAGrave Photo Guidelines.
Guideline #1: Photos are to be ones that you have taken.
Guideline #6: Photos are not to be taken from other websites.
The photo you show for LCPL Michael J. Beck is the photo that I took, and it came from his family.
As a man of honor, you need to remove the photo ASAP so that it can be properly presented and credited to the family member.
Added by JMF COS on Dec 03, 2013 10:54 AM
Thank you for the information about his service and for posting the photo of him. I've added the info and given you credit. Your efforts are much appreciated!
Added by Merf on Nov 25, 2013 12:23 PM
|ditdit||Paul Vincent Grasso|
I had to delete the memorial I had , another member told me it was a duplicate of one he had there earlier.So the photo you added of him is gone. The same photo is on the first memorial though.
Added by ditdit on Nov 13, 2013 6:34 AM
|Faithful & True||:)|
Thank you so much for placing the beautiful picture of James Sincere (21982252) on his memorial page.
|Robel||RE: Two different men from Vietnam|
I spent some time looking at the two images side by side, the similarity by using a few points, such as the chin, the ears, and some other tips.
Based on my perspective, these two are the same person.
Thanks for your help to clear this up.
Added by Robel on Oct 28, 2013 5:45 PM
|Robel||Two different men from Vietnam|
Please read this
I looked at the two men from Vietnam, who both have the EXACTLY the same birthday AND both died on the same day in Vietnam.
Quite the coincidence.
These two men do not look-a-like BUT, incredible as it sounds, they each had the EXACT birthdate 6/19/47, and they each had the SAME DATE of death, which was 12/19/67. What is the likelihood of two men in Vietnam with EXACTLY the same birth and death dates?
The first has a Memorial #74303900 and the second has #82968010. Please send a return message to me.
Added by Robel on Oct 25, 2013 5:55 PM
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