An American Hero who lives on!Posted on 2/20/17 - by Steve Glazer, California State SenatorAs a young boy, I felt a strong connection to the struggles around the war. To the soldiers that served, I knew in a few years time that I would be in their place and wanted to be supportive and half as brave as them. To our country's elected leaders, I wanted to understand the reasons for forcing a sacrifice so great on our nation and its families. In middle school, I requested and received a bracelet with Capt. Gist name. I worn it for many, many years. Now, 47 years later, it still remains in my possession. If a family member or friend of Capt. Gist would like ii. I would be honored to send it to you. He will always be remembered as a Hero. He paid the price for our freedoms with his life.His memory lives on.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 8/3/16 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Major Tommy Emerson Gist, sirMORE
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
Have rembered him for 45+ yearsPosted on 7/18/16 - by Glenda FAs a high schooler, sending off for a copper bracelet to honor an MIA/POW seemed about the only thing I could do. I still have that copper bracelet. I did not know him, but he has always been remembered.MORE
MIA bracelet I have had since 1970Posted on 5/30/16 - by Katrina Briles email@example.comI have had a POW / MIA bracelet in honor of Capt. Tommy Gist since 1970. My Mom ordered it from somewhere back then. I am 59 years old and just ran across the bracelet. I would like to send it to you in honor of Capt. Tommy Gist. I live in Throckmorton, Texas. My name is Katrina Cook Briles. If you would like to have this bracelet I would be more than happy to mail it to you. I know it would mean a great deal to you. I wore it everyday until war ended. Just let me know if you are interested and send your mailing address and I will get it to you! I just pulled up this website and got emotional looking at the picture of Capt. Tommy Gist. I will be thinking you him on this Memorial Day!MORE
An Honored Remembrance!!!Posted on 5/25/16 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgI was in Jr High when I received my bracelet with Capt. Tommy E. Gist on it. I wore that bracelet proudly and prayed for ur safe return. My bracelet eventually broke, but I have never forgotten u!!! One of my dreams was to meet u in person, to thank u for ur service to our country and for fighting for our freedom!!! When the Weekend Wounded Warriors celebrations started, I always thought how awesome it would be to see u at one of our events!!! I still pray for u and I know that we will meet someday!!!MORE
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 www.buildthecenter.org.