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is honored on Panel 43W, Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/11/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear SSGT John Downey,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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 8/10/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT John Francis Downey 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Anniversary

    Posted on 9/20/14 - by Cathy Adler
    Today is the anniversary of your death. I still remember it like yesterday when I was taken out of school to go home because you had died. My big brother was gone.
  • Still remembered

    Posted on 7/2/14
    Jackie, gone for so many years but still a sorrow in the hearts of those who knew you.
  • Veterans Day

    Posted on 11/11/13 - by Cathy Downey Adler
    On this day I want you to know that every day you are in my heart.
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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