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FRANKLIN DELANO RATLIFF
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VETERAN
HONORING A YOUNG AMERICAN HERO AND MARINE
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,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS SON'S
Jul 3, 2014


Reba  Ratliff
mazefan1977@yahoo.com
1st Cousin
Chattanooga tn 37411 usa
I Love And Miss You Dear Cousin!
I want to personally thank everyone who has signed Frank's page or knew him. He was very, very dear to his family and his Grandmother (Alberta) Grandma Bert as he called her. She was so proud of him. I last saw him alive when he came to visit us before leaving for Vietnam. I remember his smile and our Grandmother's he was so sharp in his Marine uniform yes we were so proud of Frank. There is a picture somewhere that was taken before he left. Frank you are gone but never forgotten. Love Reba
Jan 23, 2012


Toby  Trudel
wellcraft3400@yahoo.com
I was with him when he was killed
po box 61 East Greenwich R.I. 02818 USA
To a very good friend and a brother Marine, from the time we met to the time you were taken we were close friends we went through a lot together,I still think of you offen,I was the last one to see you alive in that ambush and you are in my mind until i'm buried,I hope to meet again my brother! SEMPER FI 2 APRIL 2009
Apr 3, 2009


Garnet  Jenkins
garijen@bresnan.net
Grand Junction Co
~ Your Service And Sacrifice Are Forever Remembered ~

In Remembrance of your Service and with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, Cpl Franklin Delano Ratliff and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt. David Dickinson, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967..... ~TREASURE THIS HERO LORD, IN YOUR GARDEN OF REST, FOR WHILE HERE ON EARTH, HE WAS ONE OF OUR BEST~
Feb 1, 2009


Donna Turner  Horton
strmwthr5@aol.com
CPL. you fought the fight and the battle is long over for you .You gave your all for freedom.Let us not foget at what a high price that freedom cost.Rest now and may those that loved you find a peace after all these years.Your memory will live on CPL.Ratliff.Thank you.
Jul 3, 2007


Will Harris
wwh_jarhead@hotmail.msn.com
Friend
209 Lewis Drive
Rincon, Ga 31326 USA
We called him "RAT", he was my squad leader and we knew we were going to make contact and he insisted on coming up with me and Ace. I love you my friend and I will see you again. I miss you very much.
Friday, May 10, 2002


Maurice Collick
comrade-in-arms July 19.1968
3504 Bessie Street
Norfolk, Va 23513 USA
To my brother Marine and personal friend Rat
I was with Rat the night before he was taken away from us. I remember trying to convince Rat that all would be well with him and that he was going to make it. My brother and friend, you know better than me that when God wants you, nothing or nobody can stop His plan for us. I think about you often, my brother and I pray that one day we will see each other again in that great meeting place on high in the sweet bye and bye. Love you, miss you. SEMPER FI
Monday, June 23, 2003


john geitz
gman7692@aol.com
his fireteam leader
3044 oakland rd
bethlehem, pa 18020 usa
your friend
hi rat, this is john geitz.i was the one you traded places with that horrible day we walked into that ambush.i even fixed you up with gloria you newest penpal.i still have problems with what happened that day and i never got a chance to tell you.i still see your face as if it was yesterday.so now i am telling you that i will never forget you.i haven"t yet and i never will.your long lost friend, john
Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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