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is honored on Panel 46W, Line 41 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Best Friends for a short time

    Posted on 2/14/18 - by Edwin C. Ash
    Dennis and I met on March 13, 1968 at Fort Des Moines. We became inseparable friends. We both hailed from small rural communities and both had lots of siblings. We went to Fort Bliss for basic and on to Fort Polk for infantry training. On August 9th we flew to Vietnam, both scared to death.
    We were both assigned to the 1st Division but he went to Delta and I to Charlie. We promised to hookup as soon as we could.
    I still miss him,
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Dennis Patrick Friedhoff, 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 1/18/09 - by Robert Sage
    Dennis is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Elma,Iowa.
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 8/18/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Dennis, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
  • Dennis Friedhoff at Immaculate Conception Academy, Elma, Iowa

    Posted on 8/6/04 - by Irv Friedhoff
    Dennis died when he was 20, survived by his parents, 11 brothers and sisters, numerous aunts and uncles and friends. All of their lives were changed forever by his death.

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