Lynch, Vernon Byron


Vernon Byron Lynch, was born Aug. 27, 1932. In his 87 years of life he accomplished many
things. To include his 24 years of service to our country in his Army life he excelled in the fight
presented to him. In Korea he received distinguished service cross, silver star with valor,
bronze star with valor, purple heart with four oak leafs, presidential unit citation with four oaks
leafs, Korean service metal 4 Stars, Army commendation with oak leafs, Korean campaign
metal with 3 stars, after he escaped a POW camp in Korea, he returned to service and was sent
to Vietnam where he also received the bronze star with valor two oak leafs, air medal with 25
combat assaults, presidential unit citation with nine oak leafs, Vietnam service metal with stars,
purple heart with six oak leafs, gallantry Cross with palm, Vietnamese award. He accomplished
many military awards and he loved his country.
He is preceded in life by his son Victor Blane Lynch, James Mark Lynch, daughter Suzanne
Janneene Layne, Angela Michelle Cooke, grandchildren Langdon Lynch, Shaun Lynch,
Christopher Lynch, Johnathan Lynch, Johnny Ray Lynch and his only granddaughter Abbigail
McKenzie Layne. A graveside service will be held 2pm Tuesday November 12, 2019 at
Greenwood Memorial Gardens,12609 Patterson Ave, Goochland Va, 23238.

The Winds Footsteps
I marvel at the winds strange ways
to travel far and wide
The quiet footsteps – Boisterous ones
The way he walks with pride
across the busy city streets, on
meadows, fields, and farms, along the
lonely country lanes,
The world within his arms
He blows in fury – cold and rough
without a thought of fear, while
other times, he’s very meek and whispers
in my ear. We never see this creature bold
who fiercely marches in an yet we
listen and we hear. The footsteps of
the wind.

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