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  • Date of Birth:4/24/1947
  • Date of Casualty:1/17/1969
  • Home of Record:SAN JOSE
  • County of Record:SANTA CLARA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:34W, 23
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


  • Date of Birth:9/28/1941
  • Date of Casualty:1/17/1969
  • Home of Record:JOHNSON CITY
  • County of Record:WILLIAMSON COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Row:34W, 23
  • Casualty Province:LZ


is honored on Panel 34W, Row 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Edwin

    Posted on 5/6/15 - by
    I got this bracelet at the Wisconsin state fair when I was 16. I always wondered who he was. I looked him up a while back. I am 25 now. I think this is an awesome way to remember our heroes. Thank you.
  • Wisconsin 37 POW/MIA Tribute

    Posted on 8/24/14 - by Jeff Doc Dentice
    Edwin Fickler is remembered on Docs Wisconsin 37 Tribute page, along with all the WI. Vietnam War POW/MIA.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/8/14 - by Robert Sage
    Edwin has a military stone in his memory at Peace Cemetery, Kewaskum, Washington County, WI.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Edwin James Fickler, 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
  • Never forgotten

    Posted on 6/16/13 - by Patricia Roe

    The Ficklers lived across the street from us, his little brother was my friend, and his sister babysat for me. I think of him often and will never forget the day Gary was informed that his brother was missing. I remember him playing basketball for the home team. Still have the bracelet in my jewelry box.

  • Wisconsin 37 POWMIA Vietnam

    Posted on 1/30/13 - by Jeff Doc Dentice

    I am from Muskego, Wisconsin and served in Vietnam as a Medic in 6768. I created the Wisconsin 37 POWMIA web site many years ago. All 37 Vietnam Vets from Wisconsin are listed on my site. I am proud to maintain this special tribute for our Heros. www.war-veterans.orgWi37.htm

  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/4/13 - by Jeff Doc Dentice


  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Edwin James FICKLER, USMC...who made the ultimate sacrifice

    Posted on 8/23/12 - by

    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep lonmg vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

  • Photo

    Posted on 7/5/11 - by Judy Steinart
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/4/11 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Sir.
  • Wherever You Are

    Posted on 12/3/05 - by V V
  • We Thank You

    Posted on 3/3/05 - by Sonia M. Frees, Seattle
    My sister gave me the bracelet with CAPT Fickler's name on it for my 18th birthday in 1975. I have finally made it to D.C. in 2005. I am going to the wall to find his name. I also keep his bio in our family bible as a remembrance for his family and ours. This was something that my sister believed in.
  • Fick will not be forgotten!

    Posted on 11/2/04 - by CAPT Tom Mitchell, USN (Ret)
    Jim and I were roommates going through Navy/Marine flight training. We shared many fun times and Fick was always full of energy and spirit. He also was a terrific cook! I remember well the good times Jim had driving his red Corvette! What a great car - bright red with a 427 engine. I got married while in advanced flight training and Jim came to my bride's rescue with some timely cooking lessons. I will always remember him as I am still wearing his POW/MIA bracelet today. I do it for two reasons: 1) To honor Fick's life and service to our great nation; 2) to remind me of my blessings in life and never to take my freedom for granted.

    I love ya MAN!! Forever, Tom
  • POW Bracelet

    Posted on 2/10/04 - by
    I just turned 45 yrs. old but can still remember the name I wore on my silver POW bracelet in grammar school. I remember putting blue star stickers next to James Fickler's name on my bracelet and always prayed for him. When names would be released in the newspaper of released prisoners, I always searched for his name on the list. He is with God now and resting in peace. God bless the family left to deal with his loss.
    Lorraine McCarrick
    Robbinsville, NJ
  • Thank you Captain Edwin James Fickler

    Posted on 1/17/04 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Edwin James Fickler, for your courageous and valiant service, your years of faithfully contributing, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten!

    Again, thank you Captain Edwin James Fickler, for a job well done!


  • In Memory of Edwin James Fickler

    Posted on 5/31/03 - by Kathleen Sigdestad
    Jim will always be with us. We will never forget the sacrifice he made for our country.
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/14/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

    We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
  • Lest We Forget

    Posted on 9/28/01 - by Robert Greer
    (photo from page 4, Parade Magazine, May 30, 1993,

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