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is honored on Panel 12W, Line 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/10/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Carl Louis Gilbertson, 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
  • Dear Grandpa

    Posted on 9/26/13 - by Jason D. Gilbertson
    It's me, Jason.
    I know we've never met, but I've heard a lot about you. If half of it is true, you were still one hell of a man and I wish I had been able to meet you.
    Just wanted you to know that I am changing my last name to Gilbertson. I am in the process of doing that right now, actually. It'll be a month or so before it is done, but I wanted you to know that though you never had any kids of your own to carry on your name, you aren't forgotten.
    You would have borne the burden of a child whose mother could hardly be called such. Your wife did.
    In your honor, I will carry the burden of continuing the Gilbertson name.
    It's the least I can do.
    After all, without you, I wouldn't exist.
  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 5/4/10 - by
    A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.

    Posted on 10/27/05 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

    written by Mary Frye
    circa 1932
  • Thank you

    Posted on 3/17/04 - by Aimee Steffen
    I am part of the Gridley High School Posting Project from Gridley, Illinois. I am a senior there. I just wanted to say thank you for the sacrifice that you made for all of us. You are truly a hero and will always be remembered.
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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