Alan Karl Langer

Army of the United States
21 October 1946 - 26 January 1969
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Panel 34W Line 085

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Alan K Langer

The database page for Alan Karl Langer

06 Feb 2003

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,
Ron Guilmette and Bernie Schaufenbil

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.

Your friend,
Ron Guilmette

21 Oct 2004

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,
Linda H Langer-Fortin

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.

Missing you,

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




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
05 Jan 2006

Dear Alan,
I too have missed you these many years. Each year when I fill out my annual calendar I always mark your birthday between my husband Jim's (the 20th) and my dad's (the 22nd). Three special people all in a row. The Guilmette family will always keep you in their hearts, prayers and memories. I love and miss you!

From a childhood friend and companion,
Elaine C. (Guilmette/Fortin) Costello
33 Mount Vernon Street, Lawrence, Ma 01843

29 May 2006


11 Nov 2006

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

From a friend,
Maureen Schaufenbil

29 May 2007

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,
the 38 years seems like yesterday.

What a wonderful guy! Alan, I miss you.

Your childhood friend,
Gary W. Hamilton

02 Mar 2008

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,
Walter 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