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

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  • 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/1/10 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at St Joseph's Cemetery, New Almelo,KS. PH
  • Friend

    Posted on 5/6/08 - by Mike Welter
    I finaly made it to DC and The wall. John and I went to school together in Leoville. Emotional experience to say the least. Doesn't seem 40 years has passed.
    Still think of John, don't want to ever forget.
  • Remembering John

    Posted on 8/23/06 - by Rich Skalski
    God Bless you John on the 38th anniversary of your death!
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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