IN MEMORY OF
HARRY E. GEARY
A 1/27
KIA JUNE 3, 1967
PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY BONNIE BETHKE, SISTER OF HARRY E. GEARY
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THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCHANGE OF EMAILS BETWEEN EASY AND BONNIE BETHKE, HARRY'S SISTER:
JANUARY 9, 2006

Mr. Smith,
   My name is BonnieBethke and my brother was Harry E. Geary I got a     letter from Kenneth Wallace and I am hoping that you will talk to me.
JANUARY 12, 2006

 

dear bonnie!

  forgive me for not replying to you sooner. actually, i can't remember if i sent you something after i saw your name on the virtural wall. one of the problems many of us have is short term - long term memory problems.

  i am glad kenneth wrote you. his brother george (wally) was my best friend in vietnam. it seems like this year some of the men from our platoon and the families are making some contacts and that can be a good thing ... it can be good for the healing process.

  i served with the wolfhounds company a 1/27 2nd platoon from february to september 1967. i was searching my memory to see if i had ever met or remembered your brother and at this time i don't recall him. we may have been in the same company but different platoons. and to tell the truth some of us that were around each other every day can't remember one another. we realize we know the same people and that our paths did cross.

  do you have any photos of your brother or any photos he may have sent home from vietnam that you could share with me?

  i lost some "best friends" june 3rd 1967 one of  several bad days i recall and i would like to think that though i don't remember him and that we may not have met personally, he was a WOLFHOUND AND ONCE A WOLFHOUND ALWAYS A WOLFHOUND ....... AND HE IS NOT FORGOTTEN!

  it would be an honor to talk to you.

  William R. I. "Easy" Smith
JANUARY 13, 2006

William Thank you so much for your e-mail I have always wanted to be able to speak with some one that had been with Harry over there and even if you didn't know him you will know much more than I do. I have 2 other Brothers that also served in Nam after Harry died there But neither one of them will talk about it to us. some of that I guess is to protect them and some to protect us from the terrible truth of war.I do have some pictures there was a roll of film in Harry's belongings when we got them some of the pictures are of Harry and some have people in them that maybe you will know. I had a copy of the pictures made so that I could send them to Kenneth and I will e-mail them to you. Please let me know if you do remember any of these men I'd like to know who they are.
Thank you for your time
Bonnie
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