Alan Karl LangerSergeant
C CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
21 October 1946 - 26 January 1969
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The database page for Alan Karl Langer
Alan grew up in Carteret, New Jersey, but spent most of his summers visiting his grandparents, Bertha and Fred Langer, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. His summers were spent at the Mount Vernon Baseball Park and at the Allicon Swimming Pool in South Lawrence where we all learned to swim. After high school Alan spent his summers at Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, where he met his wife to be, Linda Estey. Alan loved to play his guitar and sing his favorite song, "Corrina, Corrina". He did not sing well but he sure was fun and loved life. He died at 22 and is survived by his wife Linda, his son Alan who he never got to meet, and many, many friends who think of him often.
A memorial initiated by two friends,
24 Nov 2005
Your close friend who created this page for The Virtual Wall, Bernie Schaufenbil, died Sunday, November 20, 2005 from brain cancer. His death came just a month after your 59th birthday. Thinking of both of you always.
Today is your 58th Birthday. Hope you are celebrating it with your mother and mother in law. It's been 35 years and I have since remarried, but I think of you daily and still wonder what life would be like had you survived. Would we have the 8 children we wanted?
Continue watching over me and your son, Alan Jr. Life has never been the same. I still have a hole in my heart and it will not be healed until we are together again.
From his wife,
02 Dec 2005
I received an email today updating your memorial. Your close friend Bernie passed into eternal bliss on November 20, 2005 as written by your best buddy Ron. Enjoy your reunion with Bernie.
26 Jan 2006
Its been 37 years since you left me, but it feels like yesterday when you boarded that plane for Vietnam, waved goodbye on the stairs, and never looked back. You knew then you would not return. As I get older my thoughts keep going back to you. There is a song by Kenny Chesney "Who you'd be Today" that brings back so many memories. I miss you. Till we meet again.
21 Oct 2006
HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY ALAN:
I LOVE U AND MISS U
26 Jan 2007
Remembering you today on the 38th anniversary of your death. I miss and love you.
From his wife,
Linda H Langer-Fortin
From a childhood friend and companion,
11 Nov 2006
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
From a friend,
I recently visited the Vietnam Veteran's Moving Wall Memorial.
Sergeant Alan Karl Langer, Section 34 West, Line #85.
When I ran my fingers across Alan's name, lots of memories,
What a wonderful guy! Alan, I miss you.
Your childhood friend,
You were a fun-loving guy and fun to be around. The last time I saw you, I dropped you off at your grandparents' home on Mount Vernon Street. You turned, waved with your trade mark smile. Thanks, Alan.
From a friend,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 6 Feb 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009