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is honored on Panel 30E, Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Memorial Day 2018 Remembrance

    Posted on 5/27/18 - by John Nelson
    Amazing you were from Los Alamitos where I grew up. I was just a baby when you died. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our country would not be what it is if not for brave men like you. Thank you and God bless!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Donald Micheal Gralla, 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
  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 5/8/10 - 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.
  • Angel Day

    Posted on 11/19/09 - by Small Town Girl
    You will never be forgotten by this American girl.

    Your life was full of honor, devotion, and love for your country. The sacrifice of your precious life was not and will not be in vain.

    You have and will be a source of all that is good for generations to come. This is evident in the messages that the youth of America leave on your remembrance sites.

    You are not merely a name engraved on a granite wall -- you were and are a son, a brother, a husband, a grandson, a father, an uncle, a nephew, and a friend. You are real and as long as I live you will never be forgotten.

    God bless you and your family on this your angel day.

    Rest well now -- I will see on the other side.
  • Don, My first love

    Posted on 6/13/99 - by Kathleen Dixon Geary
    I met Don when I was 12 years old at my cousin's house in Norwalk California 1961. Don was 2 years older than me. He was my first real "crush". He didn't want to have much to do with me though because he said I was a "tomboy", which I was. Don lost his father in a boating accident soon after we met. Don and his brother survived the accident. That was Don's first brush with death. That summer was a good summer though for me. All I could think about was Don. But that summer was the last time I saw Don. We went our separate ways and through the years I had many boyfriends as a teen. But Don was the first love of my life even though it wasn't recipricated. In 1967 I was reading the classifeds and I happened onto the obituaries. That is when I learned of Don's death. I didn't know for sure if he had died in Vietnam, but I assumed he did. I was devastated. I came here looking for his name on the wall. There he was as I suspected. My heart breaks again as I find out that Don was only in vietnam for a little over a month. I pray for his mother Rose. How is it that a woman can bear losing a husband and eldest son within such a short space of time. I think of Rose and Don's brother a lot.

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