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Memorial Wednesdays – Honoring Fallen Heroes

January 4, 2012

In the absence of a Memorial post tonight I would like to invite all of you to use the comment area to post Memorials for lost loved ones who served. 

We are going to reserve Wednesdays for Memorial posts, each Wednesday we will honor the memory of a Fallen Hero. This may be a soldier that served  and later passed away, or  soldier that was killed in action, or MIA. I apologize for not having a Memorial post ready for our first Wednesday of the year. I have several people interested in writing memorial posts for loved ones, but could not expect them to do so on such short notice. We are afraid that in our eagerness to get started with this project we did not stop to think that people would need time to write their stories. We apologize for that and ask for your patience in allowing them the time that they need to put these emotional charged memories into words.

We want to thank you all for your support and your assistance in helping to get the word out about this project. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. We are so proud to be a part of this project and look forward to the year ahead. There are already plans in the works to expand this project. A website is being designed to compliment the blog. We hope to build an entire community around Project 365 Vets. We want to provide a platform in which you can share your stories, offer support, access resources, and coordinate your efforts to bring about change.  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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  1. January 5, 2012 1:00 pm

    What a very nice idea! I think what you are doing is wonderful.

  2. tshang permalink
    January 4, 2012 11:20 pm

    Thank you Bob.

  3. January 4, 2012 11:00 pm

    From my post Vietnam Page of Honor. Photos, comments, & supplemental pages may be viewed at http://crockettlives.wordpress.com/vietnam-page-of-honor/:

    This page is for my old pal Tom Paulovitz and his comrades of Company D, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in honor of their heroic defense of LZ White, Tây Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, on March 21, 1969, and to honor especially Tom’s buddy Donald Ray “Skeeter” Johnston, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded To
    Johnston, Donald R.
    Rank and organization: Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, Company D, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.
    Place and date: Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 21 March 1969.
    Entered service at: Columbus, Ga.
    Born: 19 November 1947, Columbus, Ga.

    Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Johnston distinguished himself while serving as a mortarman with Company D, at a fire support base in Tay Ninh Province. Sp4c. Johnston’s company was in defensive positions when it came under a devastating rocket and mortar attack. Under cover of the bombardment, enemy sappers broke through the defensive perimeter and began hurling explosive charges into the main defensive bunkers. Sp4c. Johnston and 6 of his comrades had moved from their exposed positions to 1 of the bunkers to continue their fight against the enemy attackers. As they were firing from the bunker, an enemy soldier threw 3 explosive charges into their position. Sensing the danger to his comrades, Sp4c. Johnston, with complete disregard for his safety, hurled himself onto the explosive charges, smothering the detonations with his body and shielding his fellow soldiers from the blast. His heroic action saved the lives of 6 of his comrades. Sp4c. Johnston’s concern for his fellow men at the cost of his life were in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

  4. tshang permalink
    January 4, 2012 10:33 pm

    In loving Memory of my Father
    Franklin D. Monroe Sr.
    United States Army Ranger
    1936-2006

    You were an amazing father. You were a good man, one of the kindest, and most generous people that I ever knew. You were always so strong and wise. I am thankful for all of the years we had together, but miss you every single day. I hope that you are watching over us and that we are making you proud.

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