Thank you Marine for your faithful devotion to this great nation and to our Corps.
Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same
The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces
Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives
"War drew us from our homeland
In the sunlit springtime of our youth.
Those who did not come back alive remain
in perpetual springtime -- forever young --
And a part of them is with us always."
--- Author Unknown ---
God Bless You
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 48E 012 EDWARD LAWRENCE TOWSLEE Marine Corps - PFC - E2 Age: 20 Race: Caucasian Sex: Male Date of Birth Feb 17, 1948 From: AKRON, OH Religion: PROTESTANT Marital Status: Single *************************** Twelve Marines were killed in action on Hill 471: D Btry, 2nd Bn, 12th Marines Pfc Dennis Smith, Bayonne, NJ (F/O team with A/1/9) A Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marines LCpl James O. Holloway, Newark, NJ (Silver Star) LCpl Brian V. Lindberg, Dunnell, MN Pfc Robert M. Jacob, Bristol, CT Pfc Timothy J. Nightengale, Buffalo, NY Pfc Edward L. Towslee, Akron, OH C Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marines SSgt Ernest L. Bridges, Gary, IN Cpl Andrew Z. Bucior, Perth Amboy, NJ H&S Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marines Capt Walter C. Jones, Garden City, NY LCpl Charles C. Miller, Mount Pleasant, IA Pfc Ronald T. Cavazos, Detroit, MI Pfc Steven L. Sparks, Columbus, OH The fights for Hill 471 might have cost a 13th casualty - LCpl Walter M. Ostapchuk, assigned to Alpha 1/9, died of wounds on 05 April - but The Virtual Wall cannot determine if he was wounded at Hill 471 or in an earlier engagement.