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is honored on Panel 14W, Line 115 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/31/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Captain Harmon Donald,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander. Memorial Day just passed, 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.
  • I Never Knew You

    Posted on 6/7/17 - by Alexander B. Donald
    We never had the chance to meet unfortunately, but I'd like to know more about you. You are my father's father, my grandfather, and someone I admire. I wish I could follow in your footsteps like my older brother had, but I won't be able to because of my spinal issues and surgery, so I hope you can forgive me for that. Sandy, my grandmother, missed you till the day she died, even after her accident, and I hope she's found peace with you now. I'm sorry we never got the chance to meet, and where ever you're watching me from, and I hope I don't disappoint you. I know I don't think about you as often as I should, so I hope this helps you know I do think about you, and that even someone you've never met misses you dearly.
  • Memorial Day 2017

    Posted on 5/21/17 - by Van McCarty
    Following my Vietnam service I returned to Mississippi and soon thereafter relocated to Meridian and have lived here since 1973. You fellows from Lauderdale County probably would not recognize the places and the people you left behind – things have changed drastically since you have been gone. News of your deaths brought much heartbreak and many tears to your loved ones and friends. After all these years we still remember the price you paid for your country and our freedoms. As another Memorial Day ceremony unfolds at the county courthouse, each of your 28 names will be read. In remembrance of your sacrifice, friends and family members will come forward to place a Buddy Poppy at the base of the granite wall honoring all the county’s losses since World War I. The patriotism that you felt as you left Lauderdale County for the war in Vietnam is still alive and well in your hometowns and communities. Many of you died protecting one another, but you all served so that we could keep the things we love the most – God, country and family. By remaining true to these principles, we honor your sacrifices.

    Van “Mac” McCarty
    Meridian, MS
    USMC Vietnam Veteran
    1968-69, 1970-71
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Harmon Odell Donald Jr, 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
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Harmon Odell DONALD, JR, USA...who died for our country!!!!

    Posted on 12/4/11 - by
    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.
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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