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is honored on Panel 34E, Line 36 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/7/19 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear PFC Wesley Gooch,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 51st anniversary is soon, sad. Happy New Year. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Wesley Lee Gooch, 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
  • My Friend Wesley

    Posted on 7/5/13 - by Patsy Mura
    Wesley Gooch was one of the sweetest, funniest people I ever knew. He was loved by all his classmates at Leavenworth High School, including me. My most vivid memories of him are from French class. He was one of the reasons I even remember that class at all. He sat next to me, and we always talked and laughed about one thing or another. He had a glowing smile. Wesley was a very special person, and I believe this is why he is still remembered today by all who knew him.
  • Your memory leaves a lasting impression

    Posted on 8/3/07 - by Herb Nye
    I remember your warm smile and funny wit. You were a giant among your classmates in high school. Always remember the Marvell's. Your singing group. We have lost 37 from our class over the years. You were one of five to Vietnam.
    Rest in Peace My Old Friend.
  • College Friend

    Posted on 1/14/05 - by Harry Taylor
    Wes was a special guy whom I met at a party while attending college in Emporia, Kansas. Wes attended College of Emporia down the street, and like so many other students from both schools, we came together socially.
    Wes was high energy guy who loved to have fun. His engaging smile and wit could bring life to any gathering!
    I can't describe the feeling I experienced when I learned that we had lost him. My wife and I traced his name off the portable wall in Kansas City nearly five years ago and it was a genuinely moving experience.
    Thank you Wes for your sacrifice. You are indeed missed.
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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.