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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Ervin Ward  5/29
•   Oron Atkins  5/30
•   Nancy Schrieber (Standlee)  5/30
•   Wayne Walters  5/31
•   Larry Griffin  6/3
•   Tina Hanks (Cobb)  6/3
•   Ken Newton  6/3
•   Mark Gladney  6/7
•   Donna Condra (Krempin)  6/10
•   Danny McDANIEL  6/10
•   Carol VAN Meter (Davidson)  6/10
•   Elizabeth Adaway (Jones)  6/17
•   John Adcock  6/17
•   Sally Carroll (McBURNETT)  6/18
•   Shari Runnels (Boykin)  6/18
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•   Steve Stein  5/27
•   Linda Perryman (Broesche)  5/7
•   Jim Strate  5/7
•   Tony Watzke  4/26
•   Mike Foshee  3/21
•   Jo Ann Ferris (Whiddon)  3/20
•   Allen Broesche  3/12
•   Robbye Strickland (Prilop)  3/6
•   Debra Rouse (Brashear)  2/22
•   Grover Smith  2/13
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Please mark your calendars, Saturday, June 10, I've rented the building behind the Stephen F Austin statue, on 288 freeway, for a celebration of my Herb'a life. 💔😞
I want this to be a time for his friends to gather, and share memories, tell stories, and remind him, (and me), just how very much he was loved, and respected. I can guarantee he'll be with us in spirit.
41885 SH 288, is the actual address of the park. Time will be from 11:00a.m., until 4:00p.m., light snacks, coffee and tea will be served. I'm hoping everyone can at least carve a few minutes out of their busy schedules to stop by.
And yeah, I know he'd be really upset, with me drawing attention to him this way, right ?

From another class web site:

 Have a safe Memorial Day, but please don't forget what Memorial Day is about!

 

Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
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 57 years since the first casualty.

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. 5,05Cool 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 Taffy, 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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