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

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                IN MEMORY OF PFC KIRBY JON DOUGERTY

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  50 YEARS LATER, VIETNAM VET GETS HIS MILITARY HONORS

United States Army Private First Class served with the Ninth Infantry Division. He was killed in action from small arms fire while in an aircraft landing zone in Dinh Tuong, South Vietnam. 

19 yea old Kirby Dougherty graduated from O'Gorman high school in Sioux Falls SD. In 1968 he was drafted by selective service into the US Army and went to basic training in March of 1968. In Sept he was killed in the line of duty shortly after arriving in Vietnam. PFC Dougherty was left behind in the field reason unknown at this time and he spent the night alone in the field. when the helicopter returned for him the following day , He got up and ran for it. He was shot by the enemy before he made it to safety. 50-years later Kirby received his military honors. 

It was Kirby's mother who didn't want any military honors at the time he was laid to rest. She didn't approve of guns and it was decided Kirby would not have his military honors because of that.

Kirby's name appears on the Vietnam wall 45 W line 18

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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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                                                           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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THE EIGHT WOMEN ON THE WALL: NURSES WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

The names of eight women, all nurses (seven from the Army and one from the Air Force), are inscribed next to their fallen brothers on The Wall in Washington, D.C.

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(L to R: 1st. Lt. Hedwig Orlowski, 2nd Lt. Carol Drazba, 1st. Lt.Sharon Lane, Capt. Mary Klinker, Capt. Eleanor Alexander, 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Jones, 2nd Lt. Pamela Donovan, LTC Annie Graham)

Each dedicated themselves to taking care of the wounded and dying.

See their faces and remember their names. These are their stories.

1st Lt. Sharon Ann Lane of Canton, Ohio.

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1st Lieutenant Sharon Ann Lane, U.S. Army was killed by a rocket explosion on June 8, 1969, less than 10 weeks after she arrived in Vietnam. Assigned to the 312th Evacuation Hospital, 1LT Lane was working in the Vietnamese ward of the hospital when the rocket exploded, killing her and her patients. She was from Ohio and her name can be found on Panel 23, Line 112.

 

 

2nd Lt. Pamela Dorothy Donovan of Brighton, Massachusetts.

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2nd Lieutenant Pamela Dorothy Donovan, U.S. Army died of a rare Southeast Asian virus on July 8, 1968. Born in Ireland, she was assigned to the 85th Evacuation Hospital in Qui Nhon. 2LT Donovan is remembered on Panel 53W, Line 43.

 

 

Lt. Col. Annie Ruth Graham of Efland, North Carolina.

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Lieutenant Colonel Annie Ruth Graham, U.S. Army suffered a stroke on August 14, 1968. She was from North Carolina and was the Chief Nurse with the 91st Evacuation Hospital in Tuy Hoa. Her name can be found on Panel 48W, Line 12.

 

 


Capt. Mary Therese Klinker of Lafayette, Indiana.

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Captain Mary Therese Klinker, U.S. Air Force was part of an on-board medical team during Operation Babylift. Her flight was carrying 243 infants and children when it developed pressure problems and crashed while attempting to return to the airport. Captain Klinker was killed on April 4, 1975, just three weeks before the Fall of Saigon. A native of Indiana, she is remembered on Panel 1W, Line 122.

 

 

2nd Lt. Carol Ann Elizabeth Drazba  of Dunmore, Pennsylvania and 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Ann Jones of Allendale, South Carolina.

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2nd Lieutenant Carol Ann Drazba, U.S. Army was killed in a helicopter crash near Saigon on February 18, 1966. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she is remembered on Panel 5E, Line 46.

2nd Lieutenant Elizabeth Ann Jones, U.S. Army was flying with 2LT Drazba and was killed in the same helicopter crash near Saigon. She was assigned to the 3rd Field Hospital. 2LT Jones was from South Carolina and is remembered on Panel 5E, Line 47.

 

Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander  of Rivervale, New Jersey and 1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski of Detroit, Michigan.

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Captain Eleanor Grace Alexander, U.S. Army had been working in a hospital in Pleiku to help out during mass casualties from Dak To when her plane crashed on the return trip to Qui Nhon on November 30, 1967. She was with the 85th Evacuation Hospital. She was from New Jersey and is remembered on Panel 31E, Line 8.

1st Lieutenant Hedwig Diane Orlowski, U.S. Army was on board with Capt. Alexander when their plane crashed on its return trip to Qui Nhon. She was assigned to the 67th Evacuation Hospital, 1LT Orlowski was from Michigan. She is remembered on Panel 31E, Line 15.

These eight women embody selfless love, sacrifice, and courage. They are American heroes who volunteered to serve their country.

They joined the over 265,000 American women served during the Vietnam era. Approximately 11,000 served in Southeast Asia. Close to ninety percent were nurses. A small number of women served in civilian capacities, such as the American Red Cross and the USO. More than 50 civilian American women died in Vietnam.  Others worked as physicians, air traffic controllers, intelligence officers, clerks and in other capacities.

It wasn’t until November 1993 that the patriotic service of all women was honored in the nation’s capital at the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.

A grateful country remembers.