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The moving wall

Post by 5thFSEMSG » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:02 pm

We had the Vietnam memorial moving wall down here over the weekend, it'll be up until 1530 hours today. When we went to visit it (my wife's uncle was killed in 'Nam and his name is on the wall) I noticed that it had alot more than just Vietnam there. There were stands with gold dog tags in them that listed every Soldier killed in every conflict since Vietnam.

I went to the Desert Storm section and saw the names of the Soldiers I worked on while in the MASH. They were DOA when they got to us, but I got to process some of the body tags and load them into body bags. I didn't remember the names until I saw them on the memorial. It kinda choaked me up a bit. They had placards with every war ever fought, the number of soliders in the war, the wounded, the dead, sorts of stats like that. I noticed that our war had 483 wounded. I couldn't help but think that they were only counting the wounds that presented at that time. They did not count those of us who's wounds were invisible and didn't manifest for years. Then the count would have been over 500,000 and not merely 483.

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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:12 pm

Do you remember the name Specialist "Kennth J. Perry" ? He was Army.
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Post by 5thFSEMSG » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:45 pm

I saw that name on a tag. There was "only" 148 names on tags for Desert Storm. I don't believe I worked on him, I was in the 24th ID's FOB and as I recall didn't 1st ID fall under VIIth Corps rather than XVIIIth Corps? We didn't get but about 6 American casualties, the rest were EPWs.
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Post by Rickey Nelson » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:45 pm

yes 1st ID was under VII corp
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:06 am

Yea, we were 7th Corp. Wasn't sure who worked on who back then.
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Post by Redmaxx » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:42 pm

I didn't realize that the moving wall had names other than those killed in Vietnam.
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Post by 5thFSEMSG » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:49 pm

The wall itself does not contain names other than killed Nam personnel. They have other displays along with the wall that contain the names of service personnel killed since Vietnam.
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Post by Redmaxx » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:55 pm

OK, thank you. I thought that the names were on that wall as well. The moving wall has been here a few times but I have never seen it. If it is here next year I will make a point to go and see it.
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Wow...

Post by lw173 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:22 pm

Wow man, that was deep. I was almost chocked up.

All I can say is HOOAH!!

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