Gary O. C. Manchester

Private First Class, Army of the United States


From Farmington, Maine

19 July 1948 - 26 December 1969

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Gary O. C. Manchester is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Panel 15W Line 094.

19 Jun 2007

Gary Manchester and I went through Basic Training and Infantry training together. We became good friends, and went on passes together in Asbury Park, NJ, and later in Seattle, WA. Gary was a great guy and fun to hang out with. We flew to Viet Nam at the same time, but were assigned to different units. I heard about two months later that he had been hit by an RPG while walking point.

The best way I could cope with Gary's death was to remember that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". I have thought of you often, my friend.

Dick McBain

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Richard L. McBain
1458 Sumter Drive S W, Marietta, Ga 30064

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