REFLECTIONS  

Harry Gordo’s Last Mission 

My brothers & sisters who answered our countries call. Our names and the distinguished units we served are recorded for all time in history.     These are our pictures.

HIGHLANDERS

HARRY GORDO (TORREON, NM)

SUBMITTED 2012

 

 

 

My heart is heavy, my emotions high,
Promise myself not to, but know I will cry,
Time stands still as I face the wall,
Bracing myself for an emotional fall,
Valiant men and women who fought

for a cause, Many who answer the

ultimate call, 

Bearing their souls on a black granite wall.

Knowing I had two names I would find

among the thousands as I scan the lines
Aunts, uncles, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, friends and lovers,
Relived by memories of thousands of others,
As I walked away, my head held high, my heart filled with pride,
Such a magnificent tribute for those who died.
Touching the names so dearly loved,
Showed no shame,
Names became faces,
No question to loss or gain,
When all is said and my life comes to an end
We will unite and be forever friends.
By RJH US Army, 1969

 

GOODBYE HARRY (THANK YOU!)

 

 

Harry completed his last mission on this earth and went to be with Lord this week.  His funeral was held on Friday August 23, 2013.  Harry’s friend Pastor Paul Skiles officiated and shared his many memories of Harry’s life.  The ceremonies were conducted at the French Funeral Chapel near UNM (Albuquerque, NM).  Intournament followed and was at the Veterans National Cemetery (Santa Fe, NM).  Harry’s family, friends and fellow veterans were in attendance.
 
Two Dragon Mountain Gunslingers attended the ceremony, both of us served at Dragon Mountain (AO) and at Camp Enari.
 

 

 


 
Marshal Castillo:
                      
Machine Gunner
RVN (1966-1967)
(First from the left:
three man statue:
Veterans Memorial
Washington D.C.)
 
Danny Delgado:
Dragon Mountain Gunslingers.  

RVN (1967-1968)

 

 

Walk To The Wall 

REFLECTIONS OF NAM

VIETNAMESE CROSS OF GALLANTRY WITH PALM