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RICKY MARK GILBERTSON
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST, YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ITS SON.
May 3, 2014


Gage  Henderson
gagehenderson1@gmail.com
Friend
My Grandparents Friend
Well I have heard so much about you from your best friend Richard Scherer I am his grandson. I wish I could have met you. R.I.P Semper Fi
Sep 30, 2012


Antonio  Ramos
royalbunch@msn.com
Was at the Water Run Ambush
234 E. 81 St. Apt A NY NY 10028 USA
42 years later
Brother, It's been so long since the fatefull Water Run Ambush. You haven't been forgotten. I still here like we should, after 42 years. God Bless you and Semper Fi. Antonio May 5, 2009
May 5, 2009


manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE, FOR HIS FRIENDS” **John 15:13** “You are my friend, always remembered, never forgotten.” May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
May 3, 2007


Ray Harton
mc2316774@aol.com
Fellow Marine
The Reverend Vincent Robert Capodanno Foundation Inc.
http://www.father-capodanno.org
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, for he today that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother". (William Shakespeare)" Rest in Peace". You have not been forgotten. Semper-Fi Marine. Cpl.Harton USMC Ret. Vietnam 1967 5th Marines.
Saturday, September 09, 2000


Antonio R. Ramos
Royalbunch@msn.com
Present at the battle he died
234 E., 81 St. Apt. A
NY, NY 10028 USA
You are not forgotten, after 38 years
The water run ambush. Some of us went from Vietnan to Okinawa to refurbish. Along with others, came back to V-nam as Battalion Landing Team (BLT-1/3), 1st. Batn, 3rd. Marine Regiment (FMF). Our ship was the USS Okinawa, a helicopter carrier, to do heliborne assaults against N. Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces. On the 28 April 28, 1967 we were helolifted into the Que Son Valley (Quang Tin Prov.) to sweep northwest of the village. We humped for days, contact with the enemy was increasing. On May 3, 1967 after a very hot day of search, we called off the day. It was Operation Beaver Cage-Union. In need of drinking water, a water run was organized out of company "A" guys who proceeded to pick up every else's canteens and hoisted them on belts to carry as many as possible. So many that they were even told not to bring their weapons. We had made the mistake of setting up camp in a flat area lower than some nearby hills. Unknowingly to us, the enemy was spying from the higher ground. The water run left and we keep digging for the night. Shortly afterwards, heavy automatic and small arms fire erupted. There had been no prior scouting and the water run has been ambushed. Every body was called to help and the battle lasted until night. Artillery and gunship fire was needed to suppress the cunning enemy. 14 Marine brothers were killed that night, including this hero. Some of the bodies we could not retrieve until next day. As Shore Party man, I loaded them into the choppers. 38 years later, I want to remember you all and tell your loved ones what happened. As for me, sometime later, on the evening of June 13, 1967, I lost part of my right leg to a booby trap during the first day of Operation Choctaw. God Bless you all brothers. I still love and remember you all. Semper Fi. Antonio R. Ramos. In Memorian 1) Borawski, James D. 2) Button, Monty Duwanyne 3) Carnline, Troy Monroe 4) Dickerson, Tommy Eugene 5) Falwell, Donald Wayne 6) Gilbertson, Ricky Mark, 7) La Rose, Joseph Rhuben, 8) Murry Eugene Plesakov, 9) Luciano Paul Rose, 10) Robert James 11) Spicer, Eugene Douglas 12) Sweesy, John Earl 13) Urick, John William 14) Verbilla David.
Monday, May 02, 2005


D. BURT
A GRATEFUL AMERICAN
Rhode Island USA
***TO HONOR AN AMERICAN HERO NOT FORGOTTEN***

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices". - PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN ~ ~ ~ PFC GILBERTSON USMC - You are not forgotten this day nor will you ever be. I will be forever grateful for the honorable service and supreme sacrifice that you have so courageously bestowed upon our nation. You will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved you. ~~~~ "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith". Timothy 2:4:7
Saturday, January 14, 2006


Antonio R. Ramos
Royalbunch@msn.com
Was there
NY, NY 10028 USA
39 years after
Marine Brother: It's been 39 years and I remember it like yesterday. I haven't forgoten you and the other 13 guys that paid with their lives. God Bless you and Rest in Peace. Semper Fi. BLT 1/3 Aboard the USS Okinawa. Antonio
Wednesday, May 03, 2006

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