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is honored on Panel 35W, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Ernest Dodson,
    Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice. It is Memorial Day, and we remember all you who gave their all. 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
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Ernest Dean Dodson, 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 12/2/10 - by Robert Sage
    Ernest is buried at Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado,KS. AM-7OLC
  • If I should die...remembrances for SP4 Ernest Dean DODSON, USA...Wichita's bravest hero, ever!!!!!!!

    Posted on 8/1/05
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
  • To a Fallen Soldier

    Posted on 3/17/03 - by Ryan Moulton
    To a Fallen Soldier,

    I am a student from Gridley High School. We have been given an assignment to post remembrances for the soldiers that have lost their lives. You displayed the up most courage and valor by giving your life for your country. And by giving your life you showed that you cared about your country in the time of confusion and protest it was in. Thank you and god bless.

    Ryan Moulton
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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