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THOMAS LESLIE ANDERSON

  • Wall Name:THOMAS L ANDERSON
  • Date of Birth:4/10/1949
  • Date of Casualty:12/21/1969
  • Home of Record:LA CROSSE
  • County of Record:LA CROSSE COUNTY
  • State:WI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:15W, 77
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA

STEVEN EUGENE BACKHAUS

  • Wall Name:STEVEN E BACKHAUS
  • Date of Birth:10/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:12/21/1969
  • Home of Record:OMAHA
  • County of Record:DOUGLAS COUNTY
  • State:NE
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:2LT
  • Panel/Line:15W, 76
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

RUDOLPH ERNEST ARAUJO


is honored on Panel 15W, Line 76 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/21/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 5 ARAUJO.
    I HOPE SOMEONE WILL POST YOUR PHOTO HERE. A WALL OF FACES NEEDS YOUR FACE. THANKS FOR BEING A AN ARMY GENERAL VEHICLE REPAIRMAN. YOU WERE A NEWBIE WHEN YOU WERE LOST. REST IN PEACE.
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  • I remember his father

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Michelle Mendes Mann Belmeta@hotmail.com
    I was only 5 when Rudolph was killed. I never knew him. I only remember him from tidbits of information from my Nana and my mother. I do remember his father coming to visit us from time to time in a huge car that he had. We called him Papa. From what I understand he was his fathers only child. My grandmother told me that his father wept and wept at the funeral. I never learned of his mother. Rudolph's grave lays right next to several members of my family at St. Mary Cemetery in Canton Ma. Including those of my sister and my son.
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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear American Hero,

    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 (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/19/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Rudolph is buried at St Mary's Cemetery,Canton,MA. BSM PH
  • Reading of the Names

    Posted on 11/15/02 - by Allen McCabe
    On Sunday, November 10, 2002 I had the honour to read aloud the name of Rudolph and 29 others
    during the 20th anniversary memorial at The Wall in Washington, DC. Volunteers, family
    members, fellow vets, and others read all of the 58, 299 names on The Wall over the 4 days
    leading up to Veterans Day.

    It was an honour to be able to read Rudolph's name as part of the tribute. I spend many of
    my weekends as a volunteer for the National Park Service working at The Wall. If anyone
    has any information they could provide to me on the this hero's life it would be nice to hear from
    you. Millions visit The Wall each year but many don't stop to think that those names were
    real people with families and friends who care. I'd like to be able to talk to people about
    Rudolph and what he meant to those who cared for him.
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.