Letters of Condolence

Today, I opened an envelope that I knew contained some documents regarding Robin’s death. A few newspaper articles, and other official papers. What I forgot this folder contained were letters from then President Nixon, General Westmoreland, our governor at the time and other local officials. I wonder at the time my parents received these whether … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Fire in the Hole – 9/28/69

On this Eve of Memorial Day, I am taking time to once again share on of Robin’s letters. I had put the project on hold, and like so many things, never got back to it. I have about 23 that I have yet to share. It is a time consuming process, and uninterrupted time is … [Read more…]

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The Dash was too short

Dec 5 1949 – Mar 9 1969 It is sometimes said it is not so much your date of birth or the date of your passing that matters, but what you do with the dash in between. My brother Robin’s dash was cut way too short by the Vietnam War. A very unpopular war at … [Read more…]

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The Vietnam Moving Wall – Hatfield, PA

Our community had the unique opportunity to have replica of the Vietnam Wall, The Moving Wall, on display at American Legion Post 933 this past week. This project took months of preparation and fund raising. The Moving Wall is required to be open to the public 24 hours/day, so you can imagine the amount of … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Happy Birthday – 12/6/1968

Dec 6, 1968 Dear Mom & Dad, Sorry it’s been so long since I wrote last but we’ve been mighty busy. We’ve been running alot of night ambushes and out in the day looking for Charlie around Thunder. The other day we worked on APC (armored personalle carriers, or better known as tracks) for the … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Better in the Boonies – 11/19/1969

Another Monday off, and more rain! I’m glad I like rainy days! They make it easier to stay home and get things done! Unfortunately even with staying home I didn’t accomplish too much! I did get a couple more letters transcribe for future posts! I worked this past weekend, so I only have three days … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Final Words – 03-07-1969

Today’s letter is the last letter my family received from Robin. I felt it fitting to share this letter on Memorial Day. In a short while, I will head out with my mother to meet up with several family members to attend the Memorial Day parade and ceremonies in our town, Lansdale, PA. After the … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – 12 Tons of Rice

  Today’s letter is from 4 January 1969. I love that when you read the P.S. page that this letter went on ambush with Robin! This letter was written three weeks before the previous two letters I had posted. He also speaks of the Christmas tree we sent him. I have included pictures of that … [Read more…]

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