Antonio VelasquezPrivate First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
21 April 1948 - 24 March 1967
Santa Maria, CA
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The database page for Antonio Velasquez
Hey big brother! it's me, your baby brother David. I was only four years old when you left for Vietnam. I am 40 now, and I'm still waiting for you to come home! I know that the body that was sent to us in 1967 could not have been you! I know this because you were full of life! I can still remember your smile and how you used to hold me when I was a child. We'll see each other soon! I love and miss you deeply. It's also been 14 years since mom left, I miss her too! We have so much to talk about ... until then, sleep with the angels, my beloved brother! SEMPER FI
IN ALL OUR HEARTS FOREVER
Your little brother
03 Feb 2004
Hi there big bro!, its just me David your lil brother. I miss you lots!, and I wanted to tell you that you are my inspiration and my idol! Your death was not in vain but there will always be that pain... I am surviving, and doing things in life as if you and mom were watching me. I'll be 41 this year!, damn we all getting old!, but I love you bro!, words will never ever describe the way I feel, I wish you could talk to the rest of the family, they could really use that... until we see each other again... sleep with the angels... Semper Fi, Marine, Semper Fi!!!
Your Lil brother that loves and misses you deeply...
24 Mar 2004
Hey big bro, 37 years have gone by ... 37 years of tears. I had a very close call a few weeks ago, why I survived I'll never know. I'm looking forward to seeing you again, in happiness not sadness, rest in peace bro!!! Semper Fi!!!
Notes from The Virtual WallCharlie 1/4 Marines lost six men killed in action on 24 March 1967:
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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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