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  • Date of Birth:7/9/1946
  • Date of Casualty:5/23/1970
  • Home of Record:PITTSBURGH
  • County of Record:ALLEGHENY COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line:9W, 133
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


  • Wall Name:TOMMIE R ANGEL
  • Date of Birth:1/1/1950
  • Date of Casualty:5/25/1970
  • Home of Record:DEARBORN
  • County of Record:WAYNE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:10W, 93
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 10W, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Russell in Nam

    Posted on 3/14/12 - by Debbie Le Mere, Charles Bennett through Jon Aldridge
    This is a photo of Russell in Vietnam while on convoy duty. He was killed by a roadside bomb while on a similiar convoy. The photo was provided by his sister, Debbie Le Mere. Charles Bennett assisted in securing the photo for this project.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/19/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "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 your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • High School Friend

    Posted on 7/7/02
    I went to high school with Dave. He and Gil Wilfong were really good guys and I miss them.
  • Remembering Watts

    Posted on 6/14/99 - by Jon Aldridge
    I served with Russell Watts in the 6th Bn, 29th Arty, 4th Inf Div in Vietnam's Central Highlands at Pleiku and An Khe. On May 24, 1970 Watts and two other 6/29 Arty soldiers were killed when the truck they were in had a land mine detonated under it near the village of Edep Edang. They were part of a convoy heading to a forward headquarters at the RVN and Cambodian border. They were to assist in convoying a firing battery back from Cambodia to An Khe. As I recall, they had developed a flat tire, dropped out of convoy and were able to get the tire changed. A land mine was detonated under their 2 1/2 ton truck as it had started back on the dirt road to catch up with the convoy. All three were killed instantously.
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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