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

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  • Semper Fi, Doc.

    Posted on 11/1/14 - by A Wounded Marine, Vietnam
    Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/18/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear HN Kent Alan Cunningham, 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
  • Kent A Cunningham

    Posted on 12/7/12 - by Tom Burgdorf

    Appleton High School Junior Year Photo 1964

  • I'm the One Called

    Posted on 8/19/06 - by HMCM John Bruneel, U.S.N. Retired
    Rest in Peace "Doc"

    "I'm the One Called "Doc…"

    I shall not walk in your footsteps,
    but I will walk by your side.
    I shall not walk in your image,
    I've earned my own title of pride.
    We've answered the call together,
    on sea and foreign land.
    When the cry for help was given,
    I've been there right at hand.
    Whether I am on the ocean
    or in the jungle wearing greens,
    Giving aid to my fellow man,
    be it Sailors or Marines.
    So the next time you see a corpsman
    and you think of calling him "squid",
    Think of the job he's doing
    as those before him did.
    And if you ever have to go out there
    and your life is on the block,
    Look at the one right next to you…
    I'm the one called "Doc".

    Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
    Copyright 1975

    "Permission to reprint granted
    by the author/copyright owner".
    (Permission for both poem & graphic)
  • Thank you Doc

    Posted on 6/18/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Kent Alan Cunningham, for your courageous and valiant service, years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

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

    Again, thank you Doc Cunningham, 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