Jimmy Roger Westmoreland
Private First Class
A CO, 2ND BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Kernersville, North Carolina
September 22, 1948 to April 08, 1969
JIMMY R WESTMORELAND is on the Wall at Panel W27, Line 43

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Jimmy R Westmoreland
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11 Mar 2004

I still have trouble forgiving myself at your loss. I remember walking point and going up the stream - I should have gone farther. You and I were fairly new to the unit, and you seemed like an upright guy. Over there death was often so quick and ugly - but now you are at rest.

Smitty
rms1vet@netscape.com


 
15 Feb 2005

Smitty and I miss you, old friend. I remember the first time I saw you, I thought to myself, this guy should be in Junior High instead of Vietnam, but I see we were both about the same age. As I stood beside you calling in your medevac, you sat up and looked at yourself. I wanted to say something, but didn't know what to say, so I said nothing. I have always felt guilty that I didn't do or say something to comfort you. Forgive me, old buddy. I think we all did the best we could. Gone but never forgotten.

Your friend, Joe

From a brother-grunt,
Joseph Tiernan
lsbjdt@ncn.net


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A Company 2/502nd Infantry, lost four men on 08 Apr 1969:
  • SP4 Tony Palacios, Moorpark, CA
  • SP4 Dennis L. Roads, Hattiesburg, MS
  • PFC Townser Steele, Selma, AL
  • PFC Jimmy R. Westmoreland, Kernersville, NC

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