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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/6/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP5 William Carl Gearing Jr, 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
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 5/24/14
    Thinking of you on Memorial Day, Bill.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/4/10 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Riverside Cem, Rochester,NY. He was in the Americal Div. PH
  • Thank you Bill!

    Posted on 4/5/10 - by Michael Wampole
    I was two years behind Bill in High School, He was a good friend and a great leader. He was and still is our hero. Many, many people cried at his loss.

    We will never forget.
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 4/3/08 - by Scott Hopsicker
    I teach at Brockport High School; I show your Life Magazine photo; I inform my students about you and the ultimate sacrifice you made. I trust your life and memory will teach us!
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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