Celebrating our quiet heroes - making a difference - because they care:

Ronan Marine arrives in Washington, D.C., completes 3,000-mile veterans awareness walk

September 25, 2013 8:15 pm  •  By Vince Devlin

RONAN – Unlike most of us, Ernest Frederic Davidove celebrated his 21st birthday in the jungles of Vietnam.

It was the last birthday he ever saw.

Approximately five weeks after his Jan. 2 birth date, Davidove, who was drafted into the Army, was dead. He was killed on Feb. 13, 1968, in Quang Tri Provence, barely two months into his tour of duty.

More than 45 years later, at 11:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday, an old high school buddy of Davidove’s walked up to the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

He located Davidove’s name among the tens of thousands listed there, used paper and pencil to trace over his friend’s name. And he cried.

The steps Chuck Lewis took to reach Davidoe’s place on the wall Wednesday morning were the last of millions.   ...READ MORE...

“Profiles in Courage”, a series highlighting the real life stories of our heroes…

… Telling the stories of our “quiet heroes” – veterans and the people, businesses and charitable organizations that are giving back.

… With videos and stories highlighting acts of kindness and courage from the world of more than 3.6 million veterans that face each day with service related disabilities.

...Distributed at no charge for use in print and broadcast media as well as social media across the Internet.

…. Raising funds directly for featured charities.

... Funds raised on behalf of charities featured in this series will be passed directly to the charity less any financial processing fees incurred (if any).

Subscribe To My Website

  • Subscribing allows you to get site updates. Your email address will be kept private.

Oops! This site has expired.

If you are the site owner, please renew your premium subscription or contact support.