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is honored on Panel 22W, Line 74 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 2/9/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt James Cowan,
    I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces is missing yours. Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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.
  • Never Forgotten, We Remember

    Posted on 7/11/17 - by Brenda Malone
    My family lived up the street from the Cowan family. My sister and I were close friends of Jimmy's sisters, Pat and Diane. Jimmy was really handsome and as nice as a "southern" boy could be. His Mom and Dad took his death really hard and we all were shocked to have lost one of our own. His death drove the reality of the War straight through our hearts. My brother enlisted and through the grace of God returned home to us.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/18/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT James Alton Cowan Jr, 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
  • James Alton Cowan Jr

    Posted on 8/29/15
    I lived across the street from Jimmy. I was seven when we learned he had gone. I remember to this day going to his house when they brought him home. I always remember him with a smile on his face, washing his car. He was so handsome.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/12/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Duluth, GA. BSM PH
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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