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is honored on Panel 15E, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 5/14/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt James Dickens,
    I hope your photo is put here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Yesterday was Mother's Day, and I wish you all were here with your moms. 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.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 1/24/16 - by
    On February 6, 1967, two armored personnel carriers (APC’s) from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, were preparing to embark on a combat mission during Operation Williston when non-electrical blasting caps accidently detonated in one of the vehicles causing the detonation of explosives aboard. The explosion resulted in the second APC being set ablaze and both vehicles became flaming infernos, causing the deaths of seven soldiers. They included PFC Max E. Brown Jr., PFC Kenneth J. Fletcher, 1LT Richard D. Shepard, SSGT Russel L. Watson, SGT James A. Dickens, SP4 Michael C. Newman, and SP4 Roger L. Tanner. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT James Aaron Dickens, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/19/05 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
  • Thank you

    Posted on 3/29/03 - by Aimee Steffen
    I would like to take a moment to say thank you for your bravery and heroism. You gave up your life so that future generations would not suffer, because of your sacrifice we live in peace. We will not forget.

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