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is honored on Panel 51W, Line 3 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/13/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp5 Billy Cook,
    Thank you for your service as a Carpentry & Masonry Specialist. Your 71st birthday is soon. Happy Birthday. It is 2018, Happy New Year. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Help!

    Posted on 11/19/16 - by Tom Clark, Teacher
    We need your help! Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been researching men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the1621 Vietnam casualties, we have located 1100+ families as of the date of this entry. We are now researching the men and women from the State of Illinois who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. If you have any information or photos that may help please contact us at the following:
  • We were both from il

    Posted on 9/5/15 - by Robert g Smith
    I met Cook ( we most always called each other by our last names) With respect, I'll say : Billy Cook.
    We met at fort Stewart GA. Somehow we got to talking and found out that we're both from I'll. From then on we always talked. We never did get close to each other. He was in a different platoon. I believe " Earth moving" platoon. I was in a construction platoon. But when ever we saw each other we talked. We went over to Nam on the USS Gieger . I may have a picture of him on the ship somewhere. Many of my pictures are lost. .....
    I only found out about Billy's death a couple years ago when I ran across the kia list of the Engineers in nam...... Yes, tears came to my eyes..... Because I never knew all these years.... God bless
    So, here's to ya Billy..... RIP my friend Brother...... I'll see you in Heaven......
    Smithy..... Bob
  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/18/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec 5 Cook for your leadership and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/18/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP5 Billy Lee Cook, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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