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  • Date of Birth:8/31/1945
  • Date of Casualty:7/21/1967
  • Home of Record:NEW YORK
  • County of Record:NEW YORK CITY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:23E, 100
  • Casualty Province:LONG KHANH


  • Date of Birth:9/4/1946
  • Date of Casualty:7/21/1967
  • Home of Record:PEORIA
  • County of Record:PEORIA COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PVT
  • Panel/Row:23E, 100
  • Casualty Province:LONG KHANH


is honored on Panel 23E, Row 100 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/21/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec 4 Gaines for your leadership and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 William Franklin Gaines, 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 12/18/12 - by Robert Sage

    William is buried at Prairie View Cemetery, New Prue, OK.

  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/20/03 - by Justin Wiegand
    I am leaving remembrances for random veterans thanking them for the great contribution they have given our nation as part of a school project for Gridley High School in Illinois. Thank you for what you have left behind for our nation. You are not forgotten, and have left a legacy and example for everyone. You were a true hero, and I personally appreciate the great contribution you have given our nation.

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