Carl Donald Lynch

Army of the United States
07 November 1950 - 06 June 1969
New York, New York
Panel 23W Line 089


Combat Infantry

Bronze Star (2 awards), Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Carl Donald Lynch

06 Jun 2002

I do not fear an army of lions,
if they are led by a lamb.
I do fear an army of sheep,
if they are led by a lion.
-- Alexander the Great --

Corporal Carl D. Lynch rests in the
Woodland Cemetery, Port Orange, Florida.

A memorial initiated by the Vietnam Veterans of Central Florida,
John Barrett
Orlando, Florida

04 Dec 2006

Donnie, I miss you more than you will ever know. Every time there is a new war and so many men and women have died I feel the pain for the families. I wish I could have met someone that shared time with you just to talk and ask some questions. I wrote something for you, and for all soldiers and their families.

Growing Away

Twenty years gone, soft cuddly baby never to be again.
Long golden curls softly brushed upon my chin.
Oh, how the simple gifts of nature made you laugh.
Funny little girl or boy who would give away his only toy.
As you grew, seems all you ever knew,
was to give more love than you would ever receive.
A broken heart, no! You were not through.
Your father being the Lord,
would help you climb that highest cord.
Physical endurance you began to train,
whether it be snow or rain.
Still you decided to give your life and love to share,
to your country and people you know that care.
You rise when the earth sleeps and continue to go.
Your family now is very large.
I know you help them, even when in camouflage.
Special born you truly are,
though I know your heart carries a scar.
It does not matter whether you are short or tall,
when it comes to limits you just seem to endure all.
They say you're to be mean and feel
the pains of the mightiest sting.
The love you give no cup can measure,
for you are a soldier always we will treasure.

I love and miss you,
your sister Jeannie.

27 Jul 2007

I'm Jeannie, Donald Carl Lynch's sister.

If anyone out there ever knew my brother and is still alive please write me if you have time. God Bless all the service men and women and keep them safe. Please everyone say a prayer for all our service men and women because we are here and safe and they are in harm's way every minute. Thank you.


Jeannie Ives
P. O. Box 1403, Kinston, N C 28503

A Note from The Virtual Wall

B Company, 4/23rd Infantry, lost ten men to an ambush near Nui Ba Den Mountain, north of Tay Ninh City, on 06 June 1969:
  • 2LT Duane H. Landwehr, Clinton, MI
  • SSG John D. Inguillo, Watsonville, CA (Silver Star)
  • SGT Larry G. Gosch, Lineville, IA
  • SGT Bruce C. Maynard, Coudersport, PA
  • SP4 Richard E. Cyran, Clifton, NJ
  • CPL Robert C. Essmann, Fond Du Lac, WI
  • CPL Carl D. Lynch, New York, NY (Bronze Star "V", 2 awards)
  • CPL Dennis J. Manson, Belcourt, ND
  • CPL John D. Rhodes, Louisville, TN
  • CPL Richard P. Valadez, Los Angeles, CA

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 6 Jun 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009