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

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  • A good friend

    Posted on 12/21/18 - by Ron Dye
    I ran track and cross country with Joe Manuel at Fullerton Union High School. He was a quiet kid and a good friend. It was years before I learned that he had died on the day I left Vietnam for home. He has not been forgotten. RIP friend.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/27/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp5 Jose De La Rosa,
    Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
  • Served with SP 5 Dela Torre

    Posted on 4/12/17 - by Robert Hudson
    Served with Delatorre in the 282nd Assault Helicopter company in 1968.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/2/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP5 Jose Manuel Dela Torre, 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
  • Jose (Joe) Manuel De La Torre, you will not be forgotten

    Posted on 3/7/15 - by Clark Wilson
    Jose (Joe) Manuel De La Torre was a high school classmate of mine. We lost Joe on 18 June 1969 in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. Joe was a
    UH-1 helicopter Crew Chief assigned to the 282ND ASSAULT HELICOPTER Company (Blackcats), 212TH Aviation Battalion, 1ST Aviation Brigade. Joe was within just a few days of completing his third combat tour in-country and he was killed on what would have been his last mission before returning home.
    Joe was a crew member on one of six 282ND “Blackcat” UHN-1 helicopters that were engaged in a troop lift west of Quang Ngaill. The lead aircraft, in which Joe was flying as crew chief /gunner in the lead aircraft when it came under intense fire from enemy ground positions. His aircraft rolled inverted and exploded on short final to the landing zone (LZ). This resulted in the loss of all four men on-board Joe’s helicopter. All five of the other aircraft in the lift were hit numerous times, with several other aviators receiving minor wounds
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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.