The " Vietnam Era " is listed as August 5, 1964 thru May 7, 1975 when all hostility officially ceased between the United States and the Hostile Forces of Vietnam. However, American Soldiers began to die in South East Asia as early as 1957. From 1957 thru 1997, ...... 58,229 American Soldiers died and continue to die from injuries received during those " Era Years." The last addition to the casualty list was in on May 6, 1997 with the addition of 7 more Heroes. Other casualties are listed as they are removed from the " Pow / Missing in Action " lists and added to those, "Killed in Action." American Soldiers from all 50 States, The District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Other National Locations, and Unknown Areas account for the 58,229 American Soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. Pennsylvania was called home by 3,142 of the American Soldiers who died there. Easton, Pennsylvania lost 17 of Her Sons to the ravages of the Vietnam War. In that context is the reason for this site. It was created to
Honor and to Remember our 17 Sons.
It was also created to furnish material, to educate, and to acquaint our young to the suffering and horror of war, to the men and the ideals of those men and women who fought the war, and to the people and Country of Vietnam .......
Their lost lives shall not be forgotten..... Their deeds of heroism shall be remembered......
and their valor fully appreciated forever..... Remember Them Always... RT
The Vietnam War and the 17 Sons of
"Let Us Never Forget Our Heroes"
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.
And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."
Major Michael O'Donnell, Author
Killed in action, March 24, 1970-Dak To, Republic of SouthVietnam
"Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ......
and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother."