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Donnie finally home from Laos

MMOMEQ-55MMOMEQ-55 Member Posts: 13,134
This one really touches home. I knew Donnie. So happy for the family to finally be able to put him to rest. RIP Donnie


UPDATE: Video interview about Donnie:

http://charlotte.news14.com/content/top_stories/640110/fallen-vietnam-war-hero-to-finally-return-home-to-kannapolis?r=2296835479



City Hall Blog
4/26/2011 11:32 AM

Sergeant First Class Donald (Donnie) Shue, U.S. Army Special Forces, went missing in Laos in November 1969. Shue grew up in Concord, and moved to Kannapolis before entering the Army in 1967. His remains were recently located in Laos, are now in Pearl Harbor, and will arrive in Charlotte on April 29.

On Saturday, April 30, there will be a procession from Charlotte to Whitley's Funeral Home in Kannapolis, with a stop in Downtown Concord for a presentation from the City, other government entities, and veterans groups.

Procession details

The procession will be escorted by the Concord Police Department, Kannapolis Police Department, and Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, with support from the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. It is estimated that over 1,000 members of Rolling Thunder, Patriot Guard Riders, and other groups will participate in the procession on motorcycles. In addition, two U.S. Army North Carolina National Guard AH-64D "Apache" helicopters will join the procession convoy from the air.

The convoy will travel through Charlotte on I-85 north to I-485, and then take exit 33 onto NC Highway 49 North. From that point, the procession will:

Travel through Harrisburg on Highway 49 North
Exit onto Warren C. Coleman Boulevard
Bear right onto Union Street S
Stop in front of City Hall for the ceremony
After the ceremony, proceed to the end of Union Street N and turn right onto Buffalo Avenue
Turn Left onto Church Street N
Turn right onto Brookwood Avenue NE
Turn Left onto Branchview Drive NE
Continue onto Lake Concord Drive NE and into Kannapolis


http://www.ci.concord.nc.us/Home/CityHallBlog/tabid/521/EntryId/68/Honoring-Sergeant-First-Class-Donald-Donnie-Shue.aspx

Comments

  • cercer Member Posts: 826 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Welcome Home SFC Shue
  • CapnMidnightCapnMidnight Member Posts: 8,520
    edited November -1
    RIP SFC Shue
    Welcome home brother.
    W.D.
  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    The rest of them need to come home too. Every single one of them, and the VN government needs to open the books and tell us what happened to the ones the tortured to death and where those remains are.
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    RIP SFC Shue

    You are home now.
  • Old-ColtsOld-Colts Member Posts: 22,702 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Glad to have you back home SFC Shue; may you Rest In Peace!quote:Originally posted by dheffley
    The rest of them need to come home too. Every single one of them, and the VN government needs to open the books and tell us what happened to the ones the tortured to death and where those remains are.Yep!!!!!!

    If you can't feel the music; it's only pink noise!

  • MMOMEQ-55MMOMEQ-55 Member Posts: 13,134
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dheffley
    The rest of them need to come home too. Every single one of them, and the VN government needs to open the books and tell us what happened to the ones the tortured to death and where those remains are.



    Amen bro this they indeed need to do.
  • grdad45grdad45 Member Posts: 4,874 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    They're trickling back home. God bless them. Welcome back, Donnie!
  • Alan RushingAlan Rushing Member Posts: 9,002 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    This must have been even rougher for family and firends, to not be able to have him home for all of those years.
  • ABRACADABRAABRACADABRA Member Posts: 24 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Welcome back to home, SFC Shue. This is for you ... and a
    thousand more, if we find them:

    The Missing Man Is Home
    (That little, lonely table we set, in honor of brother and sisters in arms,
    always gets my fierst respect when I enter a Vet's Hall or meeting. I miss them.)


    The Missing Man Is Home, 2011

    I saw the parade, I heard the trucks and motorcycles.
    Although we only knew him as a name, as one we saluted.
    Many of those who knew his part in the war shed tears,
    for him being lost, and ourselves guilty to have survived.

    There is deep fulfillment in knowing that our holding fast
    has been rewarded now; a comrade now rests at home.
    There are more men to be to be found and returned, at last.
    Our hearts burn with hope that each warrior's return will come.

    We could wish for a better peace -- peace all over the world,
    but we who served as he did are too old to be belligerents.
    We still know well how to pray, as we did for him. "Oh God...."
    ...is all we can say, for it slips so readily out the lips.

    To all of us much has been given;
    from each of us much will be required.
    Semper Fidelis
    We all know what it means
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