Vacaville, California Veteran’s POW/MIA and KIA Remembrance

SOME GAVE ALL, ALL GAVE SOME

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This page is dedicated to the memory of all our comrades who are Prisoners of War, Missing in Action or gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom's that we enjoy.

All of the Vacaville Veterans organizations, and their members are committed to ensuring that our government receives a full accounting of our country's POW and MIA's from all wars.

Vacaville Veterans Memorial Building
Our Gold Star Veterans
August 2019

Name Service KIA/Died From
LCPL Michael J. Williams USMC Iraq, March 23, 2003 Vacaville
SPC Adam G. Kinser US Army Afghanistan, January 29, 2004 Rio Vista
MSgt Jude C. Mariano USAF Qatar, February 10, 2004 Vallejo
1Lt Michael W. Vega US Army NG Iraq, March 20, 2004 Vallejo
SPC Casey Sheehan US Army Iraq, April 4, 2004 Vacaville
Sgt Elmer C. Krause US Army Iraq, April 9, 2004 Vallejo
LCPL Phillip G. West USMC Iraq, November 19, 2004 American Canyon
1Lt Dustin M. Shumney US Army Iraq, January 26, 2005 Vallejo
SSgt Jerry Bonifacio Jr US Army Iraq, October 10, 2005 Vacaville
SrA Alecia S. Good USAF Africa, February 17, 2006 Dixon
Sgt Shawn G. Adams US Army Iraq, July 22, 2007 Dixon
Sgt Ryan J. Connolly US Army Afghanistan, June 24, 2008 Vacaville
Spc Roy Brooks Mason, II US Army Santa Cruz, May 22, 2009 Fairfield
Capt. Francis D. Imlay, Jr. USAF UAE, March 28, 2012 Vacaville
PO Paul R. Aldapa USCG Pennsylvania, July 18, 2012 Vacaville

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've been violent, because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny, That wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place, among the people here. They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, you soldier, You've borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."