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is honored on Panel 9E, Line 79 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Marine's Marine

    Posted on 2/1/18 - by Col. W. R. Whittington, USMC Ret
    He was a S/Sgt and instructor at the Landing Force Training Command (LFTC) Coronado when I went through the Amphibious Reconnaissance Course back in 1962. I ended up spending 37 years in the Corps. I never met a better Marine than Eakin. His example inspired me all of the years following. He was the absolute tops in leadership, dedication and competence. His example inspired me over the years. A great man, and a great Marine.
  • Grandpa

    Posted on 11/15/17 - by Paxton Lee Eakin
    I know we never had the chance to meet. I joined the Air Force straight out of high School. I have been serving 6 years now and just signed up for another six. At this past promotion ceremony I got the floor to tell your story to the rest of my graduating class. You have been and will always be my inspiration. I'm sorry we didn't get the chance to meet. But I hope you are watching over me and that I have made you proud. Thank you for making that ultimate sacrifice so that I can be where I stand today.
  • Semper Fi, Lt.

    Posted on 7/27/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
  • We Will Never forget

    Posted on 7/30/13 - by Lorraine Lynch
    Lt. Eakin, a grateful nation mourns your loss, and the sacrifice you made. May you rest in peace with the other warriors who left us before and after you.
    You are always remembered .
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT Shelton Lee Eakin, 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

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