Errol Lynn Kent

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
20 October 1950 - 03 November 1971
Ogema, Minnesota
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National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Errol Lynn Kent

06 May 2008

Errol was one of four from my home area who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. The others were David Stiyer, Don Baker along with Errol from Ogema and Bob Rassel from Waubun. Errol died in Vietnam on November 3, 1971. My own tour of duty in Vietnam ended on November 11, 1971 yet I knew nothing of his passing until after I returned home. Had I known I would have liked to accompany him home. (How many people were there from Ogema, Minnesota serving in Vietnam at that time?) Such were the ways of the military. After my own tour of duty in Vietnam I went on to become a career high school teacher. As a reminder to myself, and others, I created a tribute wall in the corner of my classroom dedicated to Errol, Don, David and Bob. I created it as a reminder as to how lucky, and blessed, I was to survive the Vietnam experience and to go on and have a successful teaching career. My wall included "rubbings" from both the National and Minnesota Vietnam Memorials as well as from the Moving Wall when it was in our area. In addition I added to it information I would find about them on the Internet. Over the years many, many students would ask me who these people were, how I knew them and what they were like. My answer was always: "Four of the finest people God ever placed on this earth!"

Time eases the pain, memories come and go, but the loss is forever. Errol, Don, David and Bob - you are not forgotten.

From someone from the same home town,
Terry Teiken

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someone from the same home town,
Terry Teiken

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 May 2008
Last updated 05/16/2008