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is honored on Panel 45W, Line 59 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/11/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Michael John Abruzzesa 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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/4/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik

    Today is the birthday of America. II feel it is important to remember those who paid the ultimate price for this nation.

    There would be no celebration without our military. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.


  • I thank you.

    Posted on 5/12/15
    I am merely a student, an 8th grader at that. But I chose to come here and leave a remembrance for you. Although I do not know you, my heart goes out to you. You fought for the country that I now live in. A country that, thanks to you, I am very proud to be apart of. You gave your life for this country, and for that we are all nothing but grateful. I thank you for your courage, bravery, and your strength. Although you may not be here physically, your spirit lives on in the family that you have that is still here, and in those of us who remember all that you've done. I will not forget the sacrifice you, or any other solider have made. I thank you.
  • thinking of Michael

    Posted on 2/14/15 - by Leonard Abruzzese
    To my cousin Michael, I'm thinking of you more and more, you gave your life so others could live, it was time for you to go and meet our maker, i have no doubt that if you have lived you would have been a great man, I'm glad you are my cousin I'm sorry i haven't had time to hang out with you. your cousin Leonard
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/27/12 - by Lawrence J. Abruzzesa
    Michael Abruzzesa's life was just starting to come together. He was studying architecture. A career he long desired. He was also very artistic, pen and ink drawings were his specialty. And his Corvette convertible was his joy. He loved that car. Then, in early 1968 he was drafted into the US Army. He did not have the money to continue college and get a school deferment form the draft. He felt he could serve his country and then qualify for the GI Bill to pay for school. He went to Vietnam in June of 1968 and was Killed in Action in September. He is still missed by many people whom he brought joy and laughter to everyday. He will always remain in our hearts.
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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