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is honored on Panel 54E, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/30/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Lance Corporal Darrell Wayne Cottrell, Served with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/6/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Darrell Wayne Cottrell, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 5/4/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/27/10 - by Robert Sage
    Darrell is buried at Memory Gardens, Rockville, IN. PH
  • Thank you LCPL Darrell Wayne Cottrell

    Posted on 3/14/04 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Darrell Wayne Cottrell, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore MARINE, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    It's Heroes like you, that made it possible for others like me, to return home and lead free and full lives.

    Again, thank you LCPL Darrell Wayne Cottrell, for a job well done!


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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