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Manuel Pino  B/2/8th Cav,1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Army Vietnam Brother

E/75th Inf Rgt (Rangers), 9th Inf Div
Apr 13, 2009

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Apr 10, 2007

Gary Humphries
Community neighbor
4141, Maple Path Circle, Baltimore, MD., 21236, USA
A human being living yet in my heart and memory
Lonnie's family lived on the south-side of Monroe on a street named Mississippi. My family lived on Stockton St. and Mississippi. I was in the sixth grade at the time, and Lonnie's little brother-Chester-was in my class. I recall the hot days which are signature of that time of year in Louisiana, and I recall the news coming to my ear that Lonnie was leaving for Vietnam. And my thoughts turned to my brother, a young marine, stationed in California. Excitement filled the neighborhood's young boys, and I remember how we gathered at Lonnie's home hoping for a chance to see him and wish him well. He looked fine and proud in his uniform, and I could see he had grown into a man. I'm sure he left our hometown never knowing how much I was praying for him and hoping he would win the war so my brother would not have to follow him to "that place" I saw each night on the evening news-it was not to be. In my mind I can yet see the classroom inwhich Lonnie's brother and I were sitting when the world came to a stop like the images on an old photograph. All the kids knew it was really bad when the classroom door opened and men in dark suits entered addressing the teacher in private. The silence was broken when she called Chester's name and excused him from class. He entered the hallway looking like a man on death-row taking his final walk, and before the door was closed I could hear his exploision of tears. The teacher informed the class that Chester's brother had been killed in Vietnam. My thoughts turned to a young marine who now had orders to follow Lonnie to "that place." I remember when they sent his remains home, and I remember the reality which was attached to me through and through. I can't remember breathing again until my brother came home from Vietnam-alive. Lonnie's death reminded me to pray for my brother each night until I dripped with sweat and tears-I'm sure this is why my brother was not taken. Many tears later the "WALL" came to Louisiana and I was drawn there to seek out his name. I was filled with various emotions when I laid my finger-tips upon his name and all of the long-rested fears swept over me. I remembered hearing he was killed while saving the lives of a woman and her children. I pray they remember also. Now, at the age of 43, I sit here in front of a device he never conceived entering my rememberance of him, and I'm sad to find no others have entered their's. I know now it was no accident that I found this web page and was blessed again with his memory. Lonnie Dale Evans was a "Human Being" who lived and breathed on this earth for 19 years. He loved his life but loved it not above the lives he saved. He will always be a hero to me. He will live in my heart and mind until life leaves me. My hope is someone else who loves him would find this someday and remember!
Tuesday, September 07, 1999

Danny R. McCready
A Fallen Hero
Although I served, with the 9th, Infantry Division, with the 2nd/39th, Infantry, in Vietnam, during Sgt., Evan\rquote's time, in Vietnam, I'am not sure, if I personally knew him, but if not I sure, wish I did. He is, a real and true, American Hero. May God continue to bless, his family and friends. May, his remembrance live, on forever.
Monday, June 19, 2000

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