Thinking of you KenPosted on 6/3/15 - by Jim McAleer '61 Holy CrossI think of you every Memorial Day. We enjoyed many laughs together , you Ingy and I. I'm still holding that IOU for the quarter you borrowed and wish you were here to pay it back.MORE
My Godfather and Cousin KennyPosted on 5/26/14 - by Joanne GranvilleOn this Memorial Day, I think of you and your family. Your natural family and your family of soldiers. You were killed when I was 8 years of age and I remember it like yesterday. You were the pride of the family. The loss was palpable to Grandma and your mother. You were taken from your own young family way too soon. You are in my heart as I remember your laugh and smile. God Bless.MORE
Kenny was my Godfather and cousinPosted on 5/24/14 - by Joanne GranvilleOn this Memorial Day weekend I just found this page from my cousin Pammy Wacker. We just had a family gathering for her 50th wedding anniversary and discussed our family. My dad, Pam's father and Kenny's mom was siblings. As well as Pam's dad and Kenny's mom siblings. I thought it was so cool to have a young godfather he was so playful and such a joy to be around and then at eight years of age, I had to be told he was gone. I remember the palpable pain by our grandmother, Rose! Kenny's mom, Aunt Dot, and all the men in the family as a they were once soldiers themselves. But whenever Kenny's name was mentioned .. We all would smile because he was such a good guy, good man, good father, good husband .. And of course a war hero!MORE
Cousin KennyPosted on 5/24/14 - by Pam WackerOn this memorial day as we remember all of our beloved service people the loss of my cousin Kenny is so poignant. We had so much in common. We were close in age, married and each had 2 kids, his youngest son not yet born when he was killed. A great man, his sons should be proud.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/8/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear 1LT Kenneth James Farrell, sirMORE
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
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.