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is honored on Panel 20W, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • High school friends

    Posted on 10/21/17 - by C.Wayne Ford
    Jemes dad ran a car dealership. Gave james a tempest convertable to go to Myrtle Beach after graduation. He invited me to go. Best time I ever had at MB. James expressed his desire to me to go to Vietnam and fight on front lines. He volenteered and asked for action. He was not timid about it and I gusrantee that some Vietcong caught hell before they took him out. I have fond memories of my friend and turns out he is buried just a few feet away from my parents at Pineview Memorial, North Augusta SC.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/8/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec 4 Gay for your leadership and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/25/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 James Nathaniel Gay, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Friends Of JAMES

    Posted on 8/6/05 - by Javier L. (Lou) Ramirez
    My name is Javier L. "Lou" Ramirez, I was a member of C-1/2 AKA "The Black Scarves" I served with James during 1969 and was with him when he was killed. I would like to hear from any member that served with our Company ( Charlie Company 68-69-70.) Contact me at
  • music is silent for now

    Posted on 2/11/00 - by John D. Cartwright
    you are gone but you live on thru your son and our daily thought. Your friend SSG John D. Cartwright

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