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is honored on Panel 47W, Line 40 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 8/23/18 - by Janice Current
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
  • Thank you

    Posted on 6/18/18 - by Joni Ohlde
    John Leo Diederich Thank you for your service. My Mothers use to be a Diederich from Greenleaf Kansas. Wounder if we are related
  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/17/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt John Diederich,
    Thank you for your service as a Power Generation Equipment Operator/Mechanic. 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.
  • Thinking of you, as always

    Posted on 5/28/17 - by Dave Porter


    I remember August 22, 1968. You and I went for a haircut. You gave my gun section beers as we left for LZ BUFF. Miss you.

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/29/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT John Leo Diederich, 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
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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.