Richard Lee PorterPrivate First Class
F CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
11 November 1949 - 07 April 1969
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The database page for Richard Lee Porter
As you look down at the world I wonder what you see.
I too wonder what you might say
Dear Uncle Rick,
It's been so long and you're missed every day
From your niece
Love from your Sister and Mom
How wonderful it was to see the words from your sister and mother,
I too have thought of you over and over again through the years.
I wish you were still here, Rick.
We miss you............
Your cousin, Les
You have really never left.
I think of you often and tell my sister's son stories about you and the fun we had growing up. I have a memorial to you that I look at every day. You will always be with me.
We are at war again. There are flags everywhere you look. When I see them, I think of you with pride and sorrow.
I will never forget the sacrifice you made so that I could live in freedom.
Your cousin, Jill
I was so young when you were taken away from us. But you touched my heart so very much. I can remember when you would come down to our home and see my Mom and Dad (your Aunt Helen and Uncle Art). You and Dick would put me in the car and I would show you the way to the Dairy Owl for ice cream. I know if you were here today you would be out there fighting for our country again. I really miss you and your father but I know that you both are together now and joking around like you used to. Plus you also have my mom up there with you. I can't thank your parents enough for teaching me about religion and to know that you are with GOD. You would be very proud of your sister - she has so much love for others and goes out of her way to show her love. Through the years we have grown very close. I really miss the contact with your mother!! I wish we could see each other today so you could see what I have done with my life and to see what you would be doing with your life. Well, my move to Sweden has been a very good move for me and I have a great family here that loves me very much. I think of you and your dad and my mother as my guardian angels that will watch over me and my family. I really miss you, Rick. I can still sit here and close my eyes and see you laying there in that casket under the glass. But you are with GOD now and he has a very special job for you. But even though you are not here in body you are never forgotten by family and friends.
With all my love, your cousin
Dave & Shirley Porter
A Note from The Virtual WallFox Company, 2/4 Marines, had four men killed in action on 7 April 1969:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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