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It is with deep regret to report the sudden passing of Sgt. Eddie D. Gann. Co A 2/2 1968/1969.
Eddie passed away from a heart attack June 12, 2016. He enjoyed going to many reunions with with fellow soldiers he served with. It was unexpected but he did not suffer. The family is planning a cremation with a memorial to follow later. He served his Country with great honor. He will be missed. The Gann Family.
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You and all the Gann family have my sincere condolences for your and our loss. Lord accept the soul of our departed, and comfort the loved ones he leaves behind. RIP BRO. John Kerins B/2/2 68-69
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Thank you so much for the condolences. It is appreciated. The fellow soldiers in his life was something we could never be a part of. He had the up most respect for each and ever one that he fought beside and those that were lost.
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My deepest condolences, Eddie was a great guy, we hung out at Pigeon Forge at each reunion, he will be missed, our prayers are with you and your family
Stev Brozyna A 2/2 68-69
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He regaled us with many stories from the reunions. All good. I feel as if we know you all from his war stories and reunions. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. He will be missed. His grandson loved spending time with him at the reunions. Bless each and everyone of you and thank you all for your service.
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Rest in peace old soldier pray for comfort for the family .Losing to many Ramrods brothers God blessings
Hoyt Claburn 2/2 66/67
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Lyla Gann It is with deep regret to report the sudden passing of Sgt. Eddie D. Gann. Co A 2/2 1968/1969. Eddie passed away from a heart attack June 13 2016. He enjoyed going to many reunions with with fellow soldiers he served with. It was unexpected but he did not suffer. The family is planning a cremation with a memorial to follow later. He served his Country with great honor. He will be missed. The Gann Family.
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So sorry to hear about Eddie's passing, may he rest in peace.
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I did not know Sgt. Eddie. But I send my most sincere condolence's to the Gann family. So sorry to hear of your lost Loved One. I pray that the Good Lord will give your family peace and comfort Lyla. May He Rest Peace. God Bless Luther Patton Black Scarf Battalion 1/2 Nam June 67' June 68'
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Rest In Peace "Ramrod". Our condolences to the family and friends. Juan Santiago B Co 1964 to 1967 Sfc Ret Infantry. Vietnam 1965 to 1970.
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Thank you to each and everyone for your thoughts and prayers. He struggled greatly when he came back from Viet Nam. He had a very hard life. A couple of marriages that didn't work out. Some of his children that had passed. But he eventually made a life, secluded, for himself and seemed at peace. His obituary is online at McNabb funeral home, Pocahontas ,Arkansas. Bless you all.
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I echo all that the Ramrod Brothers of the 2nd Infantry Regiment has said..May God bring comfort and peace to the Gann family and may our Brother Rest In Peace with God blessing his Soul and Spirit.
Curtis Parker B 2/2 Infantry 9 Dec 1967-10 Dec 1968
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I will pray for the Gann family during this sad times. May God be with Eddie.
Dominic Mish 2/2 Recon
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So sorry for your loss. I pray that the void in your life may be filled with the love of Jesus Christ. God bless you and the rest of Eddies family.
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Mrs Gann and family, Men of Co A 2/2, especially 1st Plt. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Eddie's unexpected and untimely passing. Sgt Eddie D. Gann was an absolute God Send to me, when I got to Viet Nam in 1968. Sgt Eddie D. Gann was a fine Soldier, good Friend, and Outstanding Squad Leader. Eddie helped me more than I was ever able to repay him. He gave me sound advice many times that helped me from making a fool out of my self, and worse yet getting someone hurt or killed. He never shirked, He always did His share and more. I could always depend on him to help me in any he could. Eddie always took care of the men in His Squad, never one time did I ever hear any of them or anyone else complain about Him. It was my Great Honor to have served with Eddie. I always thought I would be able to Thank Eddie in person properly at one of the Reunions for every thing He ever did for me. But for some reason that was just not to be. Sgt Eddie D. Gann: It was my great pleasure and honor to have severed with you. Eddie I consider You to be a very good friend of mine, and I hope You felt the same way about me.
TAKE CARE MY FRIEND: ken
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I Mrs Gann am so sorry for the mistake I made on my last post. Please forgive me for that.
If there is ever anything, I could ever do for You. Just ask it would be my pleasure. Again I thought a lot of Your Husband, I am so very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. ken
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Dear Ken, your memory has touched our hearts in a way you can't even imagine. We have seen all the medals he received, read all the reports of his heroism. But to read your touching tribute, from your first hand serving with him means more than you will ever know. So thank you on behalf of the family. Thank you for taking the time, all of you for your heartfelt condolences. Bless each and everyone of you. And thank you all for your service. Many years ago he was honored at Poplar Bluff VA hospital with a picture of him on their Wall of Fame. We went to the service, but it wasn't until the very last minute that he went he didn't think he was deserving of the attention.
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Dear Mrs Gann: It was the very least, I could do. I meant everything I said and more. And it was all absolutely true. Even tho I have not seen Eddie since early 1969. I still think about Him quite often and hope He had a good life for He more than deserved it.
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Dear Ken, I am sorry for any confusion. I am his sister-in-law. Ed didn't have a computer so not on the internet. I copied information and mailed it to him from this web-site. He also told us about the reunions and how fortunate he was to see the men he served with. We will be copying and reading all the tributes to him at the memorial if that's ok? Again he was blessed having you all in his life. It has meant the world to our family for all the posts. Lyla
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LYLA GANN: Read what I said about Eddie to anyone who will listen. Make Eddies Memorial Service special. For He deserved that and so very much more. I wish I could attend Eddie`s Memorial Services. But due to My Wife's health problems, I will not be able to.
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Dear Ken, I am sure everyone will be touched by your remembrance. His best friend was a sniper in the marine corps, after I told him what you had written he asked me to send him a copy. They are currently planning an auction as he had lots of tractors, cars, wood, a motor home. It was best to get this done as the area where he lived was rather secluded. I will be saying prayers for you and your wife. May God help resolve her health issues.May he give you the strength she needs to help her. We are not even sure when they will have the memorial yet. He has been cremated. It just goes to show how you taking the time and your kind words meant to so many people you don't even know. God's blessing to you and your family
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Lyla Gann: I meant to ask you. Where did Eddie live, and what did He do for a living, did He have a Wife and Family. For the Eddie Gann I knew would have made a great Husband and an outstanding Father. You mentioned He went to the VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff Ark. Did Eddie have problems with PTSD or Agent Orange. Did He have a Good Life. I truly hope He did, for He definitely deserved and paid dearly for one. Please let us know when and where Eddies Memorial Service will be. I hope I have not bothered You, by asking these questions. I just wanted to know more about My Friend, and the life He led after Viet Nam.
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I was just wandering if anyone has photos of Eddie from the reunions? I would gladly pay for copies and postage. He would take his grandson Nathan with him. Thank you Lyla Gann
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Ron Jackson I received your e-mail. I accidentally hit the unsubscribe button hopefully this will put me back on the subscribe list. Would love to hear from you. Lyla
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I also wanted to say I copied and read all of the condolences at Ed's memorial service. The family was very touched by them. Thank you all. It was held at a VFW in Arkansas and the members there attended with the family. Though a lot did not know him they knew him as a fellow soldier and honored him and his service. The Gann Family.