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THOMAS J WILEY

  • Wall Name:THOMAS J WILEY
  • Date of Birth:5/18/1947
  • Date of Casualty:5/13/1972
  • Home of Record:MONROE
  • County of Record:OUACHITA PARISH
  • State:LA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line: 1W, 25
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

JOHN WILBURN ADAMS

JOHN WILBURN
ADAMS
  • Wall Name:JOHN W ADAMS
  • Date of Birth:6/2/1940
  • Date of Casualty:5/17/1972
  • Home of Record:REDONDO BEACH
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line: 1W, 25
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM

RALPH PETER DUPONT JR


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance

REMEMBRANCES

  • High School

    Posted on 12/9/16 - by Michael Honan mikehonan@gmail.com
    I went to high school with Ralph. In class, his answers were often didactic and oblique. He earned the nickname The Professor. He seemed destined for some highly specialized field, like nuclear physics. We regularly ate lunch at the same table, along with several other guys who also would never fit in with the popular kids or the jocks. I've posted his high school yearbook (1965) photo to this site. I saw him once after high school. I had flunked out of college and joined the Navy. Coming home for Christmas leave in 1967, I caught a glimpse of him across the baggage claim area. In his turtleneck and tweed jacket, he seemed very collegiate. I was in uniform and didn't want to have to explain, so I turned away. I was shocked to see his name in the paper in 1972. He was the last person I would have expected to be in uniform.
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  • Remembering

    Posted on 5/28/16 - by Linda Doran
    A dear friend remembered with fondness.
  • WE Remember

    Posted on 8/22/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Ralph was buried at sea.
  • If I should die...remembrances for LT Ralph Peter DuPONT, JR, USN...who died for all of us!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 3/19/14
    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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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 5/16/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear LT Ralph Peter Dupont 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


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The Wall of Faces

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