"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)
12 Nov 2001
A great friend, someone that I will always remember. An inspiration for me to join the military and go and fight for my country. I went and came back in one piece. I just wanted to know what it was that you gave your life for. Now I know and I will never forget. If not for you I would never have gone in, everything I have today I have because of you. Giving your life has made mine the best it can be. For that I will never be able to thank you enough. You might be gone but you are not forgotten.
P.S. As you probably know I got that Harley I always wanted.
From his cousin
Michael (Mickey) T. Farvour
14 Apr 2003
Just a short note to thank all the guys from Billy's unit that contacted me. After so many years not knowing what happened it's nice to know the story. Thank you for the invite this last summer to the Washington reunion but just could not get away. God knows I tried. Unfortunately employers do not understand what we vets have gone through and how important closure is to some of us. Again thanks guys and welcome home.
25 Jan 2005
Stopped by just to say "Hi", just to let you know I have not forgotten about you. Since we last talked my dad passed away. I talked with your mom and sister at the funeral told them about this great web site. Also had a chance to talk to a few of your buddies from your unit since we last talked. They are a great bunch of guys. Helped answer a lot of questions about you. This internet stuff is great. All this is still hard to handle. All the death and destruction i saw over there and the bad memories have not gone away. I often feel guilty my name isn't on the Wall. Did I do enough? My mood swings are getting worse and worse as I get older. I think about it more with another war going on right now. Brings up a lot of thoughts and no one to talk to about it but you. These visits although sad are very helpful in strange ways to me. With the war in Iraq a lot more people knowing that I was in Vietnam want to talk about it. I can't. I think that they don't believe me when I tell them about it. You know, it's funny - every veteran I talk to, either Vietnam or Iraq, they were either a Green Beret or a SEAL.
Love and miss you.
16 Feb 2006
37 years ago today. I havn't forgotten.
Love and miss you. By the way - finally got a Tunnel Terrier. Matter of fact, two them: Bear and Tizzy.
From a cousin,
Can anyone identify any of the Marines in this photograph?