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STEVE ALBERT SRSEN
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A 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. 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
Mar 22, 2014


Brian  Kennedy
bkb17364@gmail.com
Altar boy at his funeral
893 e. elgin st Chandler AZ 85225
In honor of Steve Srsen
I was a 13 year old altar boy at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in San Lorenzo, CA., and served at the funeral mass for this fine young Marine. After reading about his heroism on the day he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, I am even more honored that I was there to serve at his mass. May he rest in peace.
Jun 17, 2012


Steve  Jennings
ws4053@sssnet.com
Son of Friend
4053 Pheasant Run Wooster OH 44691
I'm Share the Same Name as a Hero
My father was a very good friend to Steve's prior to him becoming a Marine and leaving for duty. Sounds as if he and Dad were close, having much fun as young people do/did at that young age and time. My father traveled home to PA in the fall of 1966, to return to California with his childhood friend and new bride while Steve was away on duty. While visiting Steve's great family, my father introducing his new bride, this joyous meeting was cut to a tearful end by the sudden announcement of Steve's honorable death. My mother was pregnant with me at that moment, and both promised that if the child to be born was a boy, he would be named Steve in his memory. It wasn't until this day, on the eve of my own daughter's 8th grade class trip to Washington D.C., that I find this web sight and the many people that have written of memories with Steve Srsen. My daughter will visit the Vietnam Memorial on her class trip, and I have asked her to locate Steve's name, returning hopefully with an etching as many do when visiting. While there, standing before the monument, I hope she will also see her own reflection. See what she is becoming, a beautiful girl. That she will see where she comes from, and what a great nation we live in. I share the same name as Steve, and I'm proud to say I'm named after a you! Steve Edward Jennings
Mar 9, 2010


Garnet  Jenkins
garijen@bresnan.net
Grand Junction Co
~ In Humble Tribute ~

In Remembrance of your Sacrifice and with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, Pfc Steve Albert Srsen and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. My brother, Sgt. David Dickinson is a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967.....NEVER MY SOUL, STILL THE SONG, OF WOUNDED HEARTS, THEIR LOVED ONE GONE.....OF HIM WHO GAVE HIS LIFE, FOR ME.....THAT I MIGHT LIVE, IN LIBERTY.
Jan 25, 2009


Vietnam  Vet
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Steve Albert Srsen (2196925), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as a Rifleman while serving with Company A, First Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 27 January 1967. Private First Class Srsen was with the First Platoon, Company A, when it was engaged in action as a reaction force assigned to link up with a reconnaissance patrol. Early the next morning following the linkup, Private First Class Srsen's squad came under heavy small-arms fire and grenade attack. When an enemy grenade landed in his squad's position, Private First Class Srsen warned three other members of the squad, allowing them to take cover and escape injury. Wounded in his right side and leg from the grenade, Private First Class Srsen, after being treated by a Corpsman requested permission to return to his position in the perimeter. Approximately thirty minutes later another enemy grenade landed close to another Marine and Private First Class Srsen gallantly pushed him to the ground, thereby saving his life. Mortally wounded by the exploding grenade, Private First Class Srsen, by his dauntless courage and grave concern for another had risked his life to save that of a fellow Marine, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Apr 16, 2008


Fellow  Marine
Well done Marine rest in peace
THE TIME you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not stay And early though the laurel grows It withers quicker than the rose. Eyes the shady night has shut Cannot see the record cut, And silence sounds no worse than cheers After earth has stopped the ears: Now you will not swell the rout Of lads that wore their honours out, Runners whom renown outran And the name died before the man. So set, before its echoes fade, The fleet foot on the sill of shade, And hold to the low lintel up The still-defended challenge-cup. And round that early-laurelled head Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead, And find unwithered on its curls The garland briefer than a girl’s. A.E. Housman, "Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you.
I've called your name. You're mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (REN)
Semper Fi

Jan 27, 2008


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!!!

Jan 25, 2008


Michael Taylor
admin@taylorfoto.com
Former Classmate
Rest in Peace
I was in the same classes as Steve in junior high. I remember him as a quiet, gentle kid. It doesn't surprise me that he gave his life for his friends. He was a great guy, and I haven't forgotten about him in all these years.

Rest in peace, Steve. Thank you for your sacrifice.
May 25, 2007


sandy duvall-levinworth
cateye@WeatherMail.com
high school classmate
ventura,CA
I remember you from high school , Steve. What im remembering right now is that we had social studies class together and that you had broken your leg wrestling and hobbled around in a cast for awhile. Thank you for serving our country in Viet Nam and thank you for giving your life. May God bless and keep you, and we will have a class reunion in heaven some day.
Sunday, October 10, 1999


Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
Thank you PFC Srsen for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well Marine and rest assured that you Sir, are not forgotten.
Thursday, January 27, 2005

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