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is honored on Panel 15E, Line 102 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 5/3/18 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace James.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/2/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class James Estus Abston Jr., Served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • Hero

    Posted on 6/28/17 - by Tom Clark, Teacher Lake Central High School and Students, St. John, Indiana
    MICHAEL ABSTON is two and stands tall - as tall as the soldiers who gathered at Orlando, Fl., to present a Purple Heart medal to honor his father who died in Vietnam. Mike and his mother, Mrs. James Abston, will find comfort later in the medal, pinned to his jacket, but at the presentation the boy felt closer to his stuffed rabbit. AP WIREPHOTO
  • Remembered

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

    Today is the birthday of America. I 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.


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/28/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC James Estus Abston 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, 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