Alan Francis AngellSergeant
E CO, 51ST INF RGT (RANGERS), AMERICAL DIV
Army of the United States
10 April 1949 - 20 July 1968
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The database page for Alan Francis Angell
Alan was my half-brother. I was 9 years old when he was killed in Vietnam. Just wanted to say I still miss him and have the flag that was placed over his casket. I also have all his medals too. For many years after his death I didn't cry. But as time went on my tears fell like rain.
He was the main reason I joined the Army. If it was good enough for him, it was good enough for me. As he did, I too made the rank of E-5. I hope that he would have been proud of me. As proud as I am of him. I feel that growing up he was watching over me all the time. Words can not express what my heart is feeling right now. I will end by saying "Alan, thank you for all you done for me, and your country. I still love you and miss you too. Someday I will see you again, when God says it's time to pass on."
Until then, Alan, keep looking over me and guide me in the right direction. Just want to say that the other members of our family miss you too: Robin, Jeryl, Kathy, Kevin. I love you always, brother, and will never forget you.
Your brother: Robert M. Racicot II
I Am Not DeadDo not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am diamond glints of snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush;
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds encircled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
Lyrics by Mary Frye (1932) and Wilbur Skeels (1996)
A Note from The Virtual WallTwo men from E Company, 51st Infantry, the Americal Division's Long Range Recon Patrol unit, were killed in action on 20 Jul 1968:
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Robert M. Racicot II
11 Mar 2003
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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