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                                      More than a name on a wall
                                             from the album
                                Statler brother's 30th Anniversary

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                                       IN MEMORY OF MY COUSIN BERNARD
                                           THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

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                                                Bernard Merle Shatuck
                                                     LCPL    USMC
                                               16 Apr 1947- 6 Nov 1967
                                                Dang Nang Viet Nam

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Son of Bernard Shattuck & Virginia Taylor of Olean N.Y. He was the brother of David, Andrew & Myra Shattuck. Bernard died in DaNang Vietnam as a result of drowning while Participating in a swimming party. No other details were given.
 
Bernard graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1966. He enlisted in the USMC before graduation. He worked for Marra Bros auto agency in Olean NY. Bernard trained at Parris Island marine boot camp, Camp LeJeune and Camp Pendleton before going to Vietnam in Jan 1966. He was wounded in Aug, he received a hand wound, while he fought on hills 881 and 871 in the DMZ . He was at a rest area at the time of his death and listed as non-hostel, ground casualty. His name appears on the Vietnam war memorial in Washington DC. panel 29 east, row 35.
 
This information was provided by Tony Gonzales, Vietnam veteran, Served in Vietnam during 1969,with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,3rd Marine Division.
Echo 2/3 website.www.echo23marines 6569.org

MOS:0351 Antitank Assaultman.
He enlisted in the Marines 28 July 1966 at the Buffalo Recruiting Office.
Arrived in Vietnam 22 January 1967 and was assigned to H&S Company,
2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.
Bernard died while participating in a swimming party at the Red Beach
Complex, 7 kilometers northwest of Danang.
PS: It was place where Marine Companies were taken for in country
R&R while they recouped from being out in the jungle and combat
operations. Get new equipment and call home for "Free" through ham
radio operators. If I remember correctly the Red China Sea was where
we went swimming when we had our in country R&R.

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                                 ST. BONADVENTURE CEMETERY
                                                Allegany
                                         Cattaraugus County
                                            New York, USA

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                                                     IN MEMORY
                                             Of Richard Furguson's
                        Fellow Viet Nam veterans and high school class mates
                             THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE RICHARD

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                                              Edgar Bowie Lueallen
                                                   SGT  US Army
                                               7 Dec 1945- 16 Apr 1966
                                                 Panel 063- Row 117
 
Edgar Bowie Lueallen, from Jacksonville AL, Regular army, MOS 11B2P, served in Viet Nam from  18 Dec 1965 to 16 Apr 1966 , died at age 20, from hostile fire, multiple fragmentation, ground casualty in South Viet Nam. He was promoted to the rank of SGT posthumously.

 

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                                               CITY CEMETERY
                                                Jacksonville AL

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                                                Horace Alvie Holbrook
                                                 Airman 2nd  Class USAF
                                                4 Oct T 1945- 12 May 1967
                                                Panel 19E     Row 36
 
Horace Alvie Holbrook, E3  Airman 2nd class, USAF from Jacksonville AL, assigned to the  3rd Air Police Sqdn, 3rd TFW, 7th AF. He began his tour in Viet Nam  16 Nov 1966- 12 May 1967 died at age 21 from hostile fire Artillery rocket/ Mortar , Ground Casualty in Bien Hoa South Vietnam
Panel 31E Row 6 on the WALL

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                                          GREENLAWN CEMETERY
                                               Jacksonville AL

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Airman Ron Petersen from Bellingham Washington. He was there when the attack occurred at Bien Hoa Air Base.
   
                

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                                                 IN MEMORY OF
                                              Mark Weitzel friends 
                                THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE MARK
 

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                                       Captain Michael R. Reitz

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Mike was a graduate of Olean (NY) High School. "The Class" of 1962. Mike was very well liked, intelligent and enjoyed Intramural Volleyball. He was a member of the St. Mary's Church Catholic Youth Concil, the National Honor Society and received several scholorships. He went on to graduate from St. Bonaventure University (Allegany, NY) in 1966, and was in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. He was a Captain in the United States Army serving his second 13 month tour of duty in Vietnam when he died in a helicopter crash near the Cambodian Border.

His service awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism, The Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal Third through Sixty-Third Award, (Third Award for Heroism), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Aviator Badge and Expert Badge with Pistol Bar. Mike was a Leader and Captain of "The Warlords" Helicopter Group.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2721 in Cuba, NY (Allegany County) is named in "Honor" of Captain Michael R. Reitz "Warlord". His name can be found on the Vietnam Memorial, Washington, DC., Panel 18W Row 34, But....Mike was "More Than a Name On a Wall" 
 

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                                                         Saint   Bonaventure Cemetery
                                                           Allegany
                                                 Cattaraugus County
                                                    New York, USA
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                                                    1LT  John Godfrey, Jr

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John  was born  6 Oct 1943 abd died 14 Feb 1968 in Vietnam. He graduated from Olean High School, Cattaraugus County NY in 1962. Voted best looking male. Played Varsity Football for 3 years. Enjoyed Skiing, Hunting and Sailing. John was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and was active in Boy Scouts of America. Graduated with honors in 1966 from Norwich University, in Northfield, Vermont majoring in business Adminstration, and he was a member of the ROTC there. He was called up to active duty in 1966, then volunteered for duty in Vietnam. He was an advisor for the South Vietnamese 48th Regional Battalion. Awarded the Bronse Star, and South Vietnamese National Order of Vietnam, Fifth Class. 
 
 

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                                               Chestnut Hill Cemetery

                                                       Portville
                                               Cattaraugus County
                                                   New York, USA

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                          A little history most people will never know.
            Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall
                                            (Ranger Ron )
 
There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.
 
The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.

The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.

There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall. 
39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.  8,283 were just 19 years old The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old. 12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.
5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old. One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.

997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam ..
1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam ..
31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.

54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.
 
8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.
244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.

Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.
West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.

The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.

The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam. In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.
 
The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.

For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.

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