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Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 18, 2017
1. Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.

"If you are able,
Save for them a place
Inside of you…
And save one backward glance
When you are leaving
For the places they can
No longer go
Be not ashamed to say
You loved them,
Though you may or
May not have always
Take what they have left
And what they have taught you
With their dying
And keep it with your own …
And in that time
When men decide and feel safe
To call the war insane,
Take one moment to embrace
Those gentle heroes
You left behind…"


Written by Army MAJ. Michael Davis O'Donell
New Years day 1970 on a Vietnam battlefield.


The clock of life,
Is but one time wound.
And no man should have
The power to tell at
What hour - late or early -
The hands will finally stop.

Leonard E. Anderson 7-6-1938 - 10-27-1965
Navy Disbursing Officer, So. China Sea


Ronald R. Schnaidt 8-6-1946 - 4-5-1967
Air Force Loadmaster, Tan Son Nhut

Lanny R. Krage 1-31-1947 - 4-21-1967
Marine Corps Infantryman, Da Nang

Joel C. Kervin 12-13-1848 - 5-3-1967
Army Rifleman, Da Nang

Charles J. Milbrandt 7-27-1947 - 5-13-1967
Army APC Driver, Pleiku

Bernhardt W. Miller 9-20-1942
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 18, 2017
2. Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
- 11-10-1967
Army Rifleman, Dak To

Vern J. Fried 5-9-1948 - 2-7-1968
Marine Corps Infantryman, Quang Tri

Richard F. Rennolet 5-12-1949-4-14-1968
Army Long Range Patrol, Bien Hoa

William E. Pasch 10-3-1947 - 5-11-1968
Army Tank Crewman, Ban Cat

Dennis R. Volk 3-25-1947-6-5-1968
Army Company Clerk, Lai Khe

Donald D. Korb 3-25-1947-6-5-1968
Army Platoon Sergeant, Phouc Vinh

Edgar D. Matthews 1-6-1919-6-3-1970
Army Supply Sergeant, Can Tho

Donald D. Lalyton 4-26-1949-8-4-1970
Army Rifleman, Chu Lai

Lonnie L. Stern 6-6-1949-1-3-1971
Army Transportation Crewman, Da Nang

"Ask not what your country can do for you,
But what you can do for your country"
-J.F.K.-
 
Location. 45° 27.536′ N, 98° 28.135′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue SE. Touch for map. This memorial is located in Anderson Park near the Aberdeen Area Senior Center. Marker is in this post office area: Aberdeen SD 57401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Dakota Boy's State (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Great Northern Railroad Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 18, 2017
3. Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
GROW! Aberdeen, SD - Absolutely! Aberdeen (approx. 0.9 miles away); Andrew Melgaard (approx. 1.1 miles away); F.W. Sallet and the Dakota Freie Presse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Swisher Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clark Swisher (approx. 1.4 miles away); Donald S. Reshetar (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aberdeen.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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