Ralph Gerald Dunn, 2nd Bde LRRP, KIA Feb 16, 1969

Ralph Gerald Dunn

October 27, 1947

Andalusia, Al.

Dunn, Hancock, McKinney & Rightmyer all perished on the same day in an unfortunate tragic helicopter crash.

Dunn pic 1 Dunn pic 2

SGT E5 Army Regular

4th Infantry Division

Tour Began Nov 20, 1968

Casualty was on Feb 16, 1969

In Kontum, South Vietnam



Body was Recovered

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We Remember

Posted on 12/4/10 – by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com

Ralph is buried at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Andalusia,AL. BSM PH

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Remembering An American Hero

Posted on 12/8/13 – by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Dear SGT Ralph Gerald Dunn, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter

for the heros on this day

Posted on 2/16/08 – by Roberta Owens kicker50@wowway.com

you all sacrificed the same day as my fiance Robert David Rogers for you each a poem:
How often you will have me near you when wood smoke drifts across the wind, or the sky darkens in a summer storm – think of me in the days to come, as I am thinking of you this minute, not gone or alone or dead, but part of the earth beneath you, part of the air around you, part of the heart that must not be lonely.

Team Member

Posted on 2/6/07 – by Donald Melanson dmelanson3454@cox.net

I will never forget you or the other team members from my first team. The rubbing of your name from the wall hangs in my office for me to see every day. Rest in peace my friend.


Posted on 10/24/03 – by Chris Spencer cws71354@bellsouth.net

It is said a man hasn’t died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

Not Forgotten

Posted on 4/17/03 – by Kristin Zimmerman

You are not forgotten and nor will you ever be for the blood, sweat, and tears you shed. You are a true hero who fought and died for our country and I just wanted to say, “Thank you.” God bless.