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is honored on Panel 39W, Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/31/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt Latney Ferguson,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It is Labor Day weekend, and we remember you all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Friends Forever....

    Posted on 8/3/15 - by
    Latney and I went to school together in Republic and lived fairly close to each other., he had two twin brothers, one of which was killed when a robbery occurred at the gas station where he was working, that was Richard, the other twin was Rick, I've lost track of Rick but hope he is doing well. They had a Sister and one other brother I believe, Linda and these guys still....Sharon Noblitt.....
  • Thank you to anyone who reads.

    Posted on 1/9/15 - by
    Hello! My name is Lainee Diaz and I go to Steelville R-3 Middle School and my 8th grade Current Events class is looking for men/women's faces who have fallen in the Vietnam war. If anyone knew this man personally; (it does not matter if you are wife, sibling, best friend, daughter, son ect..) do not hesitate to email me a photo. Then we can not only honor his name, but his image. Thank you to anyone to decides or even considers..

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Latney Dean Ferguson, 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

    Posted on 11/9/06 - by Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne


    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul....and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
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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.