Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Carol Fowler, iDavid Schwinghammer, iAnn Frailey, iLaurie Conrad, iEdward Patterson, iNickolaus Pacione, iKaren Epp, i

  Home > Blogs Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Jacamo Peterson

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 9 Titles
· 14 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2008

Jacamo Peterson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Wiggle Room (paperback and eBook)
by Darden North

While serving as an Air Force surgeon at the height of the Iraq War, Major Brad Cummins fails to save an injured soldier after successful surgery yet must mend the Iraqi ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Books by
Jacamo Peterson

A Hard Place:A Sergeants Tale,Revised Edition

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..

Blademaster of Norda

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Archaeology 501/The Field Trip

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

A Hard Place Second Edition (Kindle)

Barnes & Noble, more..

A Hard Place (A Sergeants Tale) Revised (Kindle)

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

A Hard Place (A Sergeants Tale)

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Blademaster of Norda (Kindle Edition,Revised)

Blogs by Jacamo Peterson

Some facts about the Vietnam Wall
9/28/2011 6:45:53 PM
Things not commonly known about the names on the Wall.
This is a sad commentary. Twenty years of fighting the Viet Cong,The North Vietnam Army and the Beast in the Valley of the Shadow. It lives with me every day. I am so proud of all who served and proud to have been one of them. May they never be forgotten. God Bless America.

Jacamo Peterson My book link:

> Some interesting and sobering items about the Vietnam Wall.
> "Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream."
> Something to think about: Most of the surviving parents of the dead are now deceased themselves.
> There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.
> The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.
> The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass., listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.
> There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.
39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.
> The largest age group, 8,283 were just 19 years old 33,103 were 18 years old.
> 12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.
> 5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.
> One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
> 997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam.
> 1,448 soldiers were killed on their last scheduled day in Vietnam.
> 31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
> Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.
> 54 soldiers on the Wall attended Thomas Edison High School in
> Philadelphia.... wonder why so many from one school?
> 8 Women are on the Wall -- nursing the wounded.
> 244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153
> of them are on the Wall.
> Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.
> West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation.
> There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
> The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps.Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.
> The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all
> boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And theyall went to Vietnam.
> In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed.
> LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day.
> Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
> The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.
> The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 ~ 2,415 casualties were incurred.
> For many Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created.
> To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wife's, sons and daughters.
> There are no noble wars, just noble warriors... "That we never forget"!!

Post a Comment

More Blogs by Jacamo Peterson
• Updating again about what I've been up to! - Monday, June 02, 2014
• Going to get Preston And Childs latest!!! - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
• Blog Posting after a long while! - Friday, November 01, 2013
• "Two Graves" by Preston & Child, A really good read! - Thursday, March 07, 2013
• Pearl Harbor Remembrance and Reflections - Thursday, December 06, 2012
• The death of Johnny Ace by Steve Bergman - Sunday, November 25, 2012
• Veteran's Day "Bile and Ire" - Friday, November 16, 2012
• My Vienam War Book papeback versions. - Saturday, October 06, 2012
• First time on-line advertising for my books - Sunday, August 12, 2012
• Re-issue of my book "A Hard Place" about Vietnam - Friday, August 03, 2012
• Glad to see Ellen George back in the Literary world. - Thursday, August 02, 2012
• A Blog about being Batman! - Sunday, July 15, 2012
• Touting the - Sunday, July 15, 2012
• A new paperback version of A Hard Place - Sunday, June 17, 2012
• New paperback edition of Archaeology 501 - Saturday, June 16, 2012
• A Place of Honor - Saturday, May 26, 2012
• Some books I have recently found to be very good action adventure reading. - Monday, April 02, 2012
• Fighting the dreaded "Writers Block"!! - Monday, March 26, 2012
• Designing new front and rear covers for Blademaster of Norda - Tuesday, December 27, 2011
• A Very Good Day for my books!! - Thursday, December 15, 2011
• Christmas and Yule Tide Greetings to all!! - Monday, December 05, 2011
• What are we giving thanks for anyway??? - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
• A note on the troubled times we live in! - Friday, November 04, 2011
• Checking for hits to your blog postings and such! - Saturday, October 29, 2011
• Action Adventure by Author Steve Perry! - Saturday, October 15, 2011
• Book sales and such. - Tuesday, October 04, 2011
•  Some facts about the Vietnam Wall - Wednesday, September 28, 2011  
• Las Vegas Musings - Monday, September 26, 2011
• A Virtual March for Disabled Veterans - Tuesday, July 26, 2011
• Short Nevada Road Trip - Sunday, June 26, 2011
• Memorial Day, Somber Reflection and Joyous Celebrations - Monday, May 30, 2011
• A Friend asked if I still read! - Monday, May 23, 2011
• Death & Taxes, Probably better said Taxes & Death ! - Wednesday, April 20, 2011
• Second Edition,Archaeology 501,My Horror Novella - Friday, April 08, 2011
• Second Edition of my Vietnam Book on Smashwords - Friday, March 11, 2011
• Famous Women who influenced my life. - Wednesday, March 09, 2011
• Wedding Anniversery #38 - Thursday, February 24, 2011
• A good war story! - Friday, February 11, 2011
• My favorite Charitable Cause. - Thursday, January 13, 2011
• A New Year for my Books and a New Dec Record Sales - Sunday, January 02, 2011
• Passing of a Marine NCO to Valhalla - Thursday, December 30, 2010
• Christmas tidings of comfort and joy!!!! - Thursday, December 23, 2010
• Reached 10,000 hits today! - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• It Is Election Time In America - Thursday, October 21, 2010
• Honor, Integrity and - Monday, August 16, 2010
• Archaeology 501 - Tuesday, August 03, 2010
• Take the Vikings View of life - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
• Memorial Day 2010 - Monday, May 31, 2010

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.