Friday, December 12, 2014

For SSG Samuel J. Helfenstine

I received my Memorial Bracelet yesterday and immediately put it
on. It reads: SSG Samuel J. Helfenstine USA 10 Jan 1968 SVN.
We both went to Vietnam within days of each other in June of
1967 but to different units. He was and still is my best friend. I
wasn't told of his death until a few days before my tour was over,
much too late to sign on for another tour of duty. I think about
him often and regret I wasn't with him when he died. He lives on
in my memory today. May he rest in peace and may we meet
again.

William B.

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