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is honored on Panel 36W, Line 50 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/20/16 - by A Vietnam Vet
    Thank you PFC Gerdes for your exemplary courage under fire.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/21/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you PFC Gerdes for your courage in dangerous times, in a dangerous place.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/14/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Albert Bruno Gerdes 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/9/10 - by Robert Sage
    Albert is buried at St Louis Cemetery #3,New Oleans,LA. SS BSM PH
  • ~God Bless~

    Posted on 3/29/03 - by Lauren

    Sometimes life has challenges that only the strong and daring can handle, and you have taken on those challenges and turned into a hero. You will always be remembered and honored for their services. Thank you for your dedication and for defending the country that I love. You are truly honored and will never be forgotten.
    Lauren Gerdes
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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