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is honored on Panel 56W, Line 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Dear son and brother...

    Posted on 8/15/18 - by Catherine Haynes, FL Wall of Faces volunteer
    The photo of Jimmy Degnis was graciously provided by his half-sister, Ann Marie (Latino) Lundell. He was the only son, and while he was married for a short time, there were no children. Jimmy like Elvis Presley and fishing when he had a chance. He was very proud to be a Marine.... He was killed along with 14 others during a night attack on their location, 16 clicks south of Khe Sahn.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/25/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Pvt James Degnis,
    I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours is missing. Thank you for your service as a Wireman. It has been too long, and it's 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.
  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 6/18/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear PVT James Edward Degnis, sir,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/1/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worchester,MA.
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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