Skip to comments.A Tribute to Heroes
Posted on 05/28/2004 11:52:41 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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During the course of this country's history brave men and women have stepped forward from time to time, answering the country's call to fight against would-be tyrants, dictators and despots, and to defend the individual freedom that is our birthright.
Many of these brave men and women have paid the ultimate price.
It is to these brave men and women of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine that we dedicate this page, and to freedom fighters everywhere and everywhen, in the hope that their sacrifice will not have been in vain.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
LEST WE FORGET.
With heartfelt thanks to our fallen camrades for their sacrifice.
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And with prayerful support for those who serve today.....
A most heartfelt and humble "Thank you" to all veterans. May you have only pleasant memories.
a tribute to my cuz and playmate killed in Battle of Bulge WW2 -- Sam Tate Fitts, age 19, from Nelson GA.
Sue E Hahlen
Dear Sue E Hahlen, Please accept my thanks for your cousin's service and sacrifice on behalf of FREEDOM.
To my Dad - Robert Myers - USAAF - Mechanic on B-24's & B-25's - Remember when he was stationed at Tindle Field in Florida - miss you Pap. Also for my uncle Thomas Lucian (TL) Brittion. Served in New Guinea in WWII. Still hanging in there - love you Uncle Tom and for what you so and so many others provided - Freedom -- Britt
Dear Britt, Thank you for their service on behalf of FREEDOM.
I would like to add my brother - Joseph L. Wolfgeher, Sgt. 716th Tank Bn - Missouri
killed in action on Luzon - January 22, 1945
he is buried in Manila American Cemetery - a - 3 - 135
you have a very interesting site was glad to have seen it, thank you submitted by Paul Wolfgeher and family - Kansas City Missouri
Paul Wolfgeher Korean vet Oct 52 thru Feb 54 with 1st Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company (psywar)
Dear Paul Wolfgeher and family, Thank you for your brother's service and sacrifice, and thank YOU for your service, in the cause of FREEDOM.
Yes, I served ! During WWII, 40 months in the Pacific. HQ Btry 167 FA Bn 41st Inf Div.
We were chosen to be reinforcements for the Phillipine Is. Our 1st ship was there when P. H. was attack. They were sent back, immediately ! We then defended the N. W. coast against attack. Next arrived in Australia as the 1st. American Infantry Division. We were with The Aussie, "Home Guard" & Aussie's in Pt. Morsby plus Naval & air Force, the only defensive forces at that time.
After training, receiving more people, & supplies, took active action in New Guinea at Buna/Guna to recover lost territory, occupied by The Japanese. This action, started the breaking of enemy occupation, by landing to secure airstrips, from the enemy. Our Division & others took all of N. G. finally ending at Biak Island.
Then landings in The Phillipine Islands accomplished the same result, till the formation of a HUGE Task Force to invade Japan, which I flew over leaving The P. I.'s. Having all that time overseas, I left The Pacific, & was separated from service, some weeks before The Atomic Bomb was dropped.
Some of my comrades, never came back, so I salute them prayerfully, & those who also served, our country.
Richard W. Kemp Sun City, AZ
Dear Richard W. Kemp, Thank YOU for your service, and for the service and sacrifice of your comrades, in the cause of FREEDOM.
I would like to salute my relatives who have served, bled, or died in the service of this land: grt grt grt grandfather John W. Barton, 3rd Alabama Infantry (Reserve) CSA; grt grt grandfathers John Joseph Barton, 5th Alabama Infantry, twice WIA; J. L. Brooks, 27th Georgia Infantry, CSA; S. C. Cowan, 2nd Regiment Cavalry, Texas State Troops, CSA; Joseph Ralph (Mate) Conroy, Sr, 7th Illinois Infantry and 1st U.S. Cavalry Regiment, US Army; Joseph Ralph Conroy, Jr, 142nd Infantry regiment, 36th Division; B. Cowan, USMC, KIA on Iwo Jima; M. R. Conroy, 3rd Marine Division, WIA twice in Nam; Timothy Alan Conroy, USS Coral Sea, Viet Nam; Kelly Joe Conroy, USS Dealey/Waldron/Meredith; all my fellow Geronimo's from A 1/501 Infantry, 101 Airborne Division in 1969, and my fellow shipmates from USS Coral Sea, Viet Nam, 1965-67. Some of you were the very best, some were the very worse, but you all shone for a while while you went forth and did your duty. Thanks, JC.
Dear Johnny, Thank you for the service of your relatives and friends, and thank YOU for your service, in the cause of FREEDOM.
1st Sgt. Edward Smith was a great friend. He was like a second father to me. I think he was the best Marine. I will always remember the day he died in Iraq my dad Staff Sgt.Robert Gutierrez left for Iraq it was like angels told him to go save a great friend that got killed. EDWARD I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU.
God bless you and your family, Ashley Gutierrez
Dear Ashley, Thank you for your dad's service, and for the service and sacrifice of your "second" dad, in the cause of FREEDOM.
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Thanks for sharing these E-mails, Neil.
Gerald F Deconto
Mr Deconto was a good man and a very respected Naval officer. My name is Jack Taylor. I was in engineering with MR DECONTO on board the USS EXCEL MSO 439 my heart was shattered to hear what happened to him at the Pentagon on 9/11 our prayers are with the family.
Dear Jack, Thank you for your service in the cause of FREEDOM, and thank you for honoring Mr. Deconto's service and sacrifice on behalf of FREEDOM.
Thank you for your return mail.
Your inclusion of Captain Damstrom and all those who served is a very kind and worthwhile service, I am currently doing research on Captain Damstrom with the hope that any additional information will assist John Stanaway, Author and Historian who is at present revising 5th Air Force History WW2. I am just a grateful Australian, born at the end of WW2 who has lived in peace and prosperity thanks to all those who served and those who gave their all.
In Australia's hour of dire need with the enemy at our door step the people of America answered our call for help and although a long way from home in strange lands, fought with us and unfortunately many died defending our homeland. Frankly I could never find a fitting tribute using only words to express appreciation together with sorrow for those who fought, those who suffered and those who did not return to their loved ones.
Captain Damstrom, like many young people then and in later wars had but a short life,and is now long gone. Its not an overstatement to say that even by modest definition he was a true hero. A lasting tribute to all brave souls who did their duty when asked is simply remembrance. Thank you. God bless America.
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