Wayne Sterling Rushton
21 Mar 2006
In 1970 you left us for the call of duty to aid others...
The Lord took Wayne to be with Him, away from a place of hatred and dispair... to be with Him in Heaven, welcoming the mortally wounded home... there forever on eternal patrol.
"No greater love hath this, that a man lay down his life for his friends". (John 15:13)
Let us live in peace and love, to try and give our best to help one another...
serving our God and country.
I miss you, my friend and comrade ... until we meet again,
TSgt James Davis
(A Childhood Buddy)
A Note from The Virtual Wall
The US Naval Forces Vietnam Command History contains the following entry:
"The most serious incident reported by CB units occurred on the last day of the month at 1445H on a waterway near Kien Binh (WS 406 036) where the bodies of five USN Seabees were found. All the bodies contained gunshot and fragmentation wounds. Investigation of witnesses disclosed that five U.S. personnel armed with 3 M-16s and one pistol had been sighted in a Boston Whaler by Vietnamese personnel an hour and a half before, and ARVN units reported seeing U.S. personnel in a firefight in the same area. A Vietnamese eyewitness account indicated two VC sampans engaged the whaler, which was later found abandoned, with grenade and AK-47 fire on the Kinh Thot Not Canal. The five Seabees were attached to NMCB 74 and traveling from Cho Moi to Binh Thuy for minor medical treatment."The five Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 were
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