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Old 08-14-2015, 02:53 PM
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RIP Dan Slayden

While in the Army, I had the pleasure of serving with Dan Slayden in 1969 & 1970. He had previously served in the 11th. Air Assault when it was made into the 1st Cav & sent to Vietnam in 1965 as part of LBJ's 1965 troop build up. He was in the 12th. Regiment that was on the other side of the hill from the 7th. when they were deployed as portrayed in the Mel Gibson movie "We were Soldiers."

Danny received two purple hearts and other commendations for actions all before his 18th. Birthday. In the course of that time, he was drenched with agent orange twice. About three years ago, Cancer was discovered all over his body. He died yesterday morning at home on hospice. He lived 2 years and 13 days past the date that the doctors told him he would die, proving that he was as much of a fighter off the battlefield as on.

Rest in Peace my friend.

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Old 08-14-2015, 03:02 PM
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RIP bro.

There has to be a very special corner of hell for lbj.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:11 PM
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:41 PM
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Sorry to hear about your friend, Larry. It's rough losing anyone we care about, but being ravaged by cancer is just about the worst.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:16 AM
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Sorry about your friend Larry.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:47 AM
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RIP Another Great American and Hero gone.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:37 PM
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I have great respect for those who served and who currently serve. Sorry for your loss
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:35 PM
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My sympathies to you and yours, Larry. Losing a loved one is never easy; losing one we've held in high regard is only more painful.
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:48 PM
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Sorry to hear of our loss. He sounds like a great guy.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:51 AM
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My condolences on your loss Larry...and the loss of a brave American.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:00 PM
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While in the Army, I had the pleasure of serving with Dan Slayden in 1969 & 1970. He had previously served in the 11th. Air Assault when it was made into the 1st Cav & sent to Vietnam in 1965 as part of LBJ's 1965 troop build up. He was in the 12th. Regiment that was on the other side of the hill from the 7th. when they were deployed as portrayed in the Mel Gibson movie "We were Soldiers."

Danny received two purple hearts and other commendations for actions all before his 18th. Birthday. In the course of that time, he was drenched with agent orange twice. About three years ago, Cancer was discovered all over his body. He died yesterday morning at home on hospice. He lived 2 years and 13 days past the date that the doctors told him he would die, proving that he was as much of a fighter off the battlefield as on.

Rest in Peace my friend.
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:38 AM
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Glad you were able to go flying a few months ago with him, and that you'all kept in touch.

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