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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Current File (CACCF) as of December, 1998

RECORD GROUP 330: RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

ELECTRONIC RECORDS DESCRIPTIVE HANDOUT

The Combat Area Casualties Current File (CACCF) contains records with final data on U.S. military personnel who died as a result of hostilities (killed in action, died from wounds, died while missing, or died while captured) or other causes (died from illness or injury, non-hostile; died from other non-hostile causes; died while missing, non-hostile) in Cambodia, Communist China, Laos, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, or Thailand during the conflict in Southeast Asia. There is one data record for each individual, 58,193 in all. Dates of death range from 1956 to 1998. These records supersede previous transfers of the Combat Area Casualties File. Access to the final records of deceased casualties is completely open.

Tables Containing Record Counts Generated from the CACCF by:

see http://www.archives.gov/research_room/research_topics/vietnam_war_casualty_lists/statistics.html
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                                 BRANCH OF    NUMBER      BATTLE    OTHER  WOUNDS NOT
WAR/CONFLICT                      SERVICE     SERVING     DEATHS    DEATHS  MORTAL B/
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VIETNAM CONFLICT                 TOTAL     8,744,000     47,378   10,799    153,303
   1964-1973   M/                ARMY      4,368,000     30,922    7,273     96,802
                                 NAVY      1,842,000      1,631      931      4,178
                                 MARINES     794,000     13,084    1,753     51,392
                                 AIR FORCE 1,740,000      1,741      842        931

M.	Number serving covers the period August 4, 1964, through January 27, 1973, (date of cease-fire).  
Wounds not mortal exclude 150,332 persons not requiring hospital care.  Known status of casualties is as of 
September 30, 1995.
For a complete listing of all other wars see http://web1.whs.osd.mil/MMID/m01/SMS223R.HTM