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  • Date of Birth:5/28/1947
  • Date of Casualty:10/14/1967
  • Home of Record:BESSEMER
  • County of Record:JEFFERSON COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:27E, 107
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH


  • Wall Name:ERIC C EGGE
  • Date of Birth:11/5/1944
  • Date of Casualty:10/14/1967
  • Home of Record:HOPKINS
  • County of Record:HENNEPIN COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:2LT
  • Panel/Row:27E, 105
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 27E, Row 108 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/4/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Melvin Douglas East, 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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/20/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • Operation Embrace/Looking for Relatives

    Posted on 12/6/06 - by Joe Willey 11thacrkia@gmail.com
    Melvin was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: 11thacrkia@gmail.com or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 9/29/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Melvin, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/20/05 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Melvin is buried at Florence Nat Cem.

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 www.buildthecenter.org.