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is honored on Panel 21E, Line 93 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • always remember

    Posted on 6/12/17 - by John Deloge
    Ron: we were together every day of our training and our tour in Recon except for that fateful day. I will always remeber you and always pray for you.
  • Brother

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Scott Elza
    June 12th will mark the 50th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget your bravery and the brother you were. Mom got reunited with you a little over three years ago, I trust you brushed up on your rummy game before she got there.

    We will always love you Ron,

    Your brother, Scott.
  • You will always be remembered

    Posted on 5/28/17
    While on leave winter 1966 your cousin lay in children's hospital Chicago. Your visit in uniform and what you did for our family is still remembered with gratitude. May have found you and in love keep you. Barbara Elza
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/12/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear PFC Ronald Lee Elza, 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 11/25/09 - by Robert Sage
    Ron is buried at Clarendon Hills on Cass St in Westmont, IL
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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