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In Remembrance

My father who fought in the Pacific Theater and returned home to marry my mother:


My cousins who never came home from Vietnam

Billy Jack Dailey -13 MAY 1945 • Moberly, Missouri
22 SEPTEMBER 1966 • Vietnam

On Sept. 11, 1966, SP4, Billy J. Dailey, of Moberly, Mo., was wounded in action by a mine, at Filhol Plantation, Hau Nghia, Vietnam, and he died of his injuries on Sept. 22, 1966. (Info. from virtualwall.org)

(Billy Jack is the son of Delbert and Lutie Pollard Dailey. He left many relatives and friends who love him dearly. He is a true hero).
The above is the "official" report of the events.

Ronald Howard Riley - 27 MAY 1948 • Fresno, California
18 APR 1969 • Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)

.At about 1300, 18 Apr 1969, C Troop, 3/5 Cav, and C Company, 1/9 Marines, departed Fire Support Base C-2 to conduct a search and destroy mission north of the Cam Lo Valley. At 1730 the mounted force reached Nui Tot Mon, where the Marines dismounted and moved westward up the Cam Hung Valley. At dusk the Marines set up a night defensive position on high ground above the Cam Hung while Charlie 3/5 Cav established their NDP in the Cam Lo Valley.
At about 2030 (8:30 PM) C/3/5 Cavalry's night defensive position was attacked by a reinforced company of North Vietnamese Army troops. The attack began with heavy mortar fire which covered the approach of "sappers" - essentially satchel-charge troops on a one-way mission. In violent hand-to-hand combat, the NVA was discouraged - but Charlie Troop lost several armored vehicles and - much more importantly - twelve men.



May there come a day when peace will prevail.

Comments

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rhodielady_47
Nov. 11th, 2018 02:19 pm (UTC)
May we never forget them.
{{{Hugs you}}}
:^|
rosegardenfae
Nov. 11th, 2018 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
amethyst_witch
Nov. 11th, 2018 04:56 pm (UTC)
We remember.

Beautiful post <3
rosegardenfae
Nov. 11th, 2018 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you. If we remember can we create some peace somewhere. Prrhaps only in our own hearts? <3
amethyst_witch
Nov. 12th, 2018 10:12 pm (UTC)
It is the best place to start <3
rosegardenfae
Nov. 12th, 2018 11:31 pm (UTC)
<3
mallorys_camera
Nov. 11th, 2018 07:10 pm (UTC)
Heartbreaking.
rosegardenfae
Nov. 11th, 2018 08:16 pm (UTC)
Fuck, heartbreak is everywhere....aargh

msdazy03
Nov. 11th, 2018 08:04 pm (UTC)
Amen to that
rosegardenfae
Nov. 11th, 2018 08:18 pm (UTC)
I love how your comment falls into the perfect place in line. Amen, sister!

Edited at 2018-11-11 08:19 pm (UTC)
lifeinroseland
Nov. 12th, 2018 01:16 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this.
rosegardenfae
Nov. 12th, 2018 11:30 pm (UTC)
You are most welcome, thanks for reading it.
kabuldur
Nov. 12th, 2018 10:31 am (UTC)
So much fallout from the passing of these brave men who did not make it back.

I'm glad your father did. What a wonderful souvenir!

And yes, we want peace.

Edited at 2018-11-12 10:31 am (UTC)
rosegardenfae
Nov. 12th, 2018 11:29 pm (UTC)
We do.
missdiane
Nov. 12th, 2018 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this. *hugs*
rosegardenfae
Nov. 12th, 2018 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks, love those hugs.
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