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is honored on Panel 1W, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Major Samuel (Yosarian) Adair

    Posted on 5/14/17 - by Rich
    It is hard to believe how long ago you met your maker. Fortunately, you were doing what you enjoyed - serving your country and flying a fighter jet. May God continue to bless those who loved and cared for you
  • 45 years

    Posted on 5/14/17 - by Martha Morgan
    May 12, 1972. 45 years since you were here. I love and miss you more than ever.
  • Captaint Samuel Y Adair, Jr

    Posted on 3/26/17 - by Lauren
    I think of you often, Captain. I wore the little bracelet with your name on it, for a long time - until it broke. I sent for another and wore it for a long, long time, until I developed an allergy to it and couldn't wear it any longer. When computers came to be, I frequently sought for information about you, until finally reading that you and your crew mate were found and brought home. I cried a long time thinking of what you so valiantly endured, and your great sacrifice, and I am moved to tears now, seeing your face for the first time. Sweet, handsome, good natured. You have been with me for more than 48 years, Captain Adair, and now your face is with me, too. Thank you, sir, for your service. You are remembered.
  • Sam was a family friend

    Posted on 11/12/16 - by Michael washburn
    Sam rented a garage apartment from my parents in the late 60s in Fort Walton Beach. My dad was also a pilot stationed at Eglin AFB. I only have a vague remembrace of Sam but my parents always told me what a fine man he was. I remember my mom crying when we found out he was lost. All I ever remember hearing was that he was shot down shortly after takeoff. Michael washburn raleigh n.c.
  • POW Bracelet

    Posted on 9/29/16 - by Kendra C Ritlinger
    I still have my POW bracelet for Capt. Adair and would like to return it to his family. I wore this through high school and think it's time to return it. If a family member see this post please contact me...Thankyou...Kendra Ritlinger
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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