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is honored on Panel 40W, Line 73 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Duane Cottet

    Posted on 4/3/18 - by Sheryl Hester
    I loved Duane as I would a little brother that I didn't have, we weren't related. We were best friends throughout grade school. I was a tomboy and loved playing with him and his friends, going fishing together in Ashley Creek and having many adventures together. We shared our first kiss. Awkward! Ewww. I've missed him throughout my life.

    Posted on 2/4/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Cpl Duane Cottet,
    Thank you for your service with Field Artillery. 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.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 7/17/17 - by
    PFC Duane L. Cottet was an artilleryman serving with C Battery, 6th Battalion, 84th Artillery. On November 1, 1968, PFC Cottet was an assistant driver of a military vehicle on a convoy mission when the vehicle overturned and he was pinned underneath. Cottet died after suffering a fatal head injury. [Taken from]
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/28/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Duane Lee Cottet, Served with Battery C, 6th Battalion, 84th Artillery Regiment, 54th Artillery Group. First Field Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/14/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Duane Lee Cottet, 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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit