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is honored on Panel 39E, Line 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Robert A Elia, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/11/09 - by Robert Sage
    Robert is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia, Conn.
    25 Scout Dog Plt, 1 CAV
  • Honoring you

    Posted on 6/16/04 - by Andrew
    Honoring you
    I chose your name from the CT map painted in our school which lists the soldiers from our state that lost their lives in Vietnam. As part of the Capt. Nathan hale middle school posting project, I would like to honor the sacrifice you made for our country.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 2/19/04 - by Emily Ringger
    Dear Robert,
    I am a sophomore at Gridley High School, Gridley, Illinois. I am writing this for the Gridley High School posting Project. I would like to thank you for all you have given our country. I am very grateful for your time and efforts serving our country. You will always be remembered.
    Thank You and God Bless!
    Emily Ringger

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