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is honored on Panel 15W, Line 114 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/1/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Lt Gary Dempsey,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander. Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. 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.
  • my friend

    Posted on 11/10/16 - by don bove
    miss you
  • A true inspiration.

    Posted on 8/2/16 - by Rodger Paisley
    I played baseball with Gary "Jake" Dempsey. I posted a pic of out all-star team. This is how I remembered him when I saw his name on the Avon Grove Memorial Wall in West Grove. Pa. He was the inspiration for me, building the Downingtown Area Veterans Memorial. I just saw these Army pics for the first time at the traveling wall. It was sure nice to see the pictures of him in country and just visit with my friend one more time.. A confirmation of his sacrifice. Welcome Home!!
  • I Remember When We Were Young , , , , , Vietnam?

    Posted on 8/1/16 - by Rodger Paisley
    In 1998 I visited the Avon Grove Memorial in West Grove, which is where I moved from in 1962 to relocated to Downingtown with my family. As my eyes scanned the walls they fixed on the Gold Star name Gary L. Dempsey. And I could see us as if we were 10, 11, & 12 again. I returned to Downingtown and two years later built a Memorial for our Veterans, and Jake was the inspiration.
    You are gone but not forgotten brother.
  • Our Next Door Neighbor - Gary Lee "Jake" Dempsey

    Posted on 11/11/14 - by Christine Ford
    We knew him as "Jake"... He was our next door neighbor and a fine young man taken at the age of 22 years old in the Vietnam War. He was the first and only soldier that I'd ever known. We were all so proud of him! I was 13 and I remember when we were told that he had been killed in action - it was the first time I saw my parents and my grandmother cry; I cried, too. We remember you "Jake" and all that have served. THANK YOU VETS!!!!! XOXOXO
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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