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RICHARD DALE WEIDNER
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A BRAVE MARINE HERO
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.
Mar 28, 2014


Rob  Pearce
Marine Sgt Nam 66'67'
Noticed that there have been no comments for several years and just wanted to say that you are remembered on the date of your loss. semper fi CPL
Mar 28, 2014


Mick  Regan
usmc vietnam vet lima 3/26 68-69
GOD BLESS REST IN PEACE MARINE
Mar 28, 2009


GarnetJenkins
Grand Junction Co.
~ In Remembrance ~

In Remembrance of this Young Marine, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well Pfc Richard Dale Weidner and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967.....
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 ~
Aug 25, 2007


ANONYMOUS AND GRATEFUL
SO YOUNG! SO BRAVE! HOW CAN IT BE THAT SOMEONE SO YOUNG CAN GIVE THEIR LIFE FOR FREEDOM AND SO FEW ACKNOWLEDGE HIS SACRIFICE. SOME OF US CARE. THANK YOU SEEMS SO INADEQUATE BUT IT'S ALL I HAVE.
Thursday, June 08, 2006


mike wynn
asamichaelw@hotmail.com
Friend and fellow Marine
I think of Dick often
I think of Dick often even though it has been over 30 tears since I have seen him. We spent time together in LA on weekends while we were in training before going to Viet Nam.We did not go to the same unit but I heard of his death while in Viet Nam.
Sunday, June 10, 2001


Jackie Taylor
http://www.geocities.com/vietnamwa
I had the opportunity to visit The Vietnam Memorial Wall. I was so overwhelmed with sorrow and pain that I could not hold back the tears for those heroes and their families who lost so much. Though my visit to the Wall was a few years ago, I feel that I left a piece heart there. To honor those who died in the Vietnam War and to say thank youI created a small tribute to those heroes. Please click on the link above to view my website.
Sunday, March 28, 2004


Bill Gallegly
billg323@cs.com
Friend
I met Rich in Staging Batallion, Pendleton, 1966. We spent 21 days aboard HSMS N.M. Walker, bound for DaNang, where we arrived in Jan. 1967. We briefly were friends, and I, briefly, was an admirer of a special man. Why? Because he was older, wiser, more educated, and a special person to a kid like me. Though I knew him only a few months, I have thought of him often in the ensuing years, wondering why a man of his intellect would end up a casualty in a cesspool like I Corps. I was a dumb kid who, for no apparent reason, had it easy in Nam. He was a grown and brilliant man who, for no apparent reason, was an 0311 in the bowels of combat. I do not suffer from survivor's guilt, but I wonder about a conflict that would leave 58,000 names on a wall, Rich's among them
Friday, November 26, 2004


Todd Weidner
tjweidner0321@yahoo.com
I was a Marine stationed in Camp Pendleton from 1989-1993. I served in both Desert Storm and Somalia where I participated in combat operations. I have always had a special admiration for fellow veterans espicially those who served in Vietnam. I can't even begin to imagine the hell most of them went through. All of my combat experience added up doesn't even come close to even one day of what Vietnam Veterans experienced. I have always wanted to visit The Wall and recently had the pleasure to do so. I must say even though I have no relatives or any connection to those on The Wall, I felt connected as a Vet and found it hard to fight back the tears. I thought it would be interesting to look up in the ledger if anyone had the same last name as me. There were 4-5 but, there was only one Marine-Richard Dale Weidner. I then went back to The Wall to locate his name and pay my respects. I placed my hand against The Wall touching his name and had my photo taken. When I viewed the digital image I noticed an omnious glow of white light surrounding my hand. It was if we had made a connection and he new I was there. If anyone would like to see the picture I will happily email it to them. In his honor, I have recently purchased a personalized braclet with his information on it that I will proudly wear. I plan someday to research my geneology to see if he and I are related in any way. In the Marines we are taught that every Marine present and past is forever your brother, thats what distinguishes us from other branches. If I am ever in the D.C area again, the first place I will go is to see my brother-Richard Dale Weidner. Semper Fi. Todd Weidner USMC 1st Recon Bn 1989-1993
Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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