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STEVEN JOSEPH GREENLEE

  • Wall Name:STEVEN J GREENLEE
  • Date of Birth:12/5/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/2/1970
  • Home of Record:EL PASO
  • County of Record:EL PASO COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:WO
  • Panel/Row:11W, 84
  • Casualty Province:

EDWARD CHARLES HAGGERTY

  • Wall Name:EDWARD C HAGGERTY
  • Date of Birth:11/27/1949
  • Date of Casualty:5/2/1970
  • Home of Record:RIVERTON
  • County of Record:FREMONT COUNTY
  • State:WY
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:11W, 85
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

RODNEY LYNN GRIFFIN


is honored on Panel 11W, Row 85 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • 2016 MEMORIAL DAY - RODNEY LYNN GRIFFIN - SERGEANT - UNITED STATES ARMY

    Posted on 6/1/16 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM

    2016 MEMORIAL DAY

    RODNEY LYNN GRIFFIN

    SERGEANT

    UNITED STATES ARMY


    WASHINGTON, D.C --

    On Monday 30 May 2016 at 1 p.m., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the National Park Service (NPS) hosted the annual Memorial Day Observance at The Wall, during which changes to The Wall will be commemorated and all members of America's armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice will be honored. This yearly event is always free and open to the public.

    Captain Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.), a decorated Vietnam veteran, delivered the keynote remarks.

    Dye is an American actor, technical advisor, radio personality and writer.

    His company, Warriors Inc., is the top technical advisor to Hollywood with work on Forrest Gump, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Tigerland, The Thin Red Line, and HBO's Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

    The emcee for the ceremony was Major General Mike Nardotti, USA (Ret.), a decorated combat veteran, who served more than 28 years on active duty as a soldier and a lawyer.

    Nardotti currently serves on the Board of Directors for VVMF.

    The 2016 Memorial Day Observance at The Wall is generously sponsored by the Xerox Foundation, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance.

    Each spring, VVMF works with the Department of Defense to make sure The Wall is accurate.

    Names are then added for those service members who have met the Department of Defense criteria for addition to The Wall, having sustained wounds in Vietnam from which they eventually perished. Those service members who in the last year were returned or accounted for will have their statuses changed from MIA to KIA.

    The names of eight American service members were engraved on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial over the first week of May, and the status designations were changed for nine others whose names are already on The Wall.

    These changes will bring the total number of names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to 58,315 men and women who were killed or who remain missing in action.

    When names are added, the highly technical procedure requires meticulous work to match the stroke and depth of the surrounding names to within 1/1,000 of an inch.

    The physical work of adding the names and changing designations will be performed by James Lee of the Colorado-based company, Engrave Write.

    The Department of Defense sets the criteria for and makes decisions about whose names are eligible for inscription on The Wall while the VVMF pays for the name additions and status changes, and works with the National Park Service to ensure long-term preservation and maintenance of The Wall.

    These eight service members will join 58,307 others who lost their lives or remain missing in action as a result of combat in Vietnam:


    JEFFERY R. BARBER
    LANCE CORPORAL, U.S. Marine Corps
    Denver, Colorado
    9 October 1950 – 6 September 2011


    MICHAEL G. FREY
    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, U.S. Army
    Florissant, Missouri
    21 October 1949 – 15 September 2014


    CHESTER ARTHUR LEDERHOUSE JR
    LANCE CORPORAL, U.S. Marine Corps
    Ransomville, New York
    19 January 1947 – 13 July 1966


    JAMES S. McGOUGH
    SPECIALIST 4, U.S. Army
    Fort Dodge, Iowa
    23 February 1951 – 3 January 2014


    LEONARD E. OUTLAW SR
    ENC, U.S. Coast Guard
    Grandy, N.C.
    19 December 1936 – 23 March 1972


    LEE A. RAWN
    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, U.S. Marine Corps
    Lake Worth, Florida
    4 May 1946 – 24 April 1967


    JIMMY L. SMITH
    SPECIALIST 5, U.S. Army
    Wasco, Illinois
    30 September 1948 – 24 May 2014


    JOHN D. STENHOUSE
    LANCE CORPORAL, U.S. Marine Corps
    Spokane, Washington
    13 April 1949 – 15 August 2012


    Beside each name on The Wall is a symbol designating status. The diamond symbol denotes confirmed death. The cross represents missing in action. When a service member's remains are returned or accounted for, the diamond is superimposed over the cross.

    These nine service members will have their status changed from Missing In Action to Killed In Action:


    DONALD GENE CARR

    MAJOR, U.S. Army

    San Antonio, Texas; Panel 3W, Row 101


    RICHARD CHAMP CLARK

    LIEUTENANT, U.S. Navy

    Tacoma, Washington; Panel 28E, Row 59


    KENNETH LEROY CUNNINGHAM

    STAFF SERGEANT, U.S. Army

    Ellery, Illinois; Panel 17W, Row 33


    RODNEY LYNN GRIFFIN

    SERGEANT, U.S. Army

    Centralia, Missouri; Panel 11W, Row 85


    BILLY DURANT HILL

    SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, U.S. Army

    Fallon, Nevada; Panel 35E, Row 6


    JAMES WILLIAM HOLT

    MASTER SERGEANT, U.S. Army

    Hot Springs, Arkansas; Panel 37E, Row 84


    EDWIN EVERTON MORGAN;

    CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT, USAF

    Salisbury, N.C.; Panel 6E, Row 4


    BUNYAN DURANT PRICE JR

    STAFF SERGEANT, U.S. Army

    Belmont, N.C.; Panel 11W, Row 87


    DALE WAYNE RICHARDSON

    MAJOR, U.S. Army

    Cashton, Wisconsin; Panel 11W, Row 87


    About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is the nonprofit organization that founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C. in 1982.

    VVMF continues to lead the way in paying tribute to our nation's Vietnam veterans and their families.

    VVMF's mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era.

    VVMF is in the fundraising stages to build the Education Center at The Wall. The Center will be an interactive learning facility on the National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. The Education Center will feature the faces and stories of the more than 58,000 men and women on The Wall and honor America's Legacy of Service, including those serving in our nation's armed forces today. Time Warner is the Lead Gift Benefactor in the campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall.

    To learn more about VVMF and the Education Center at The Wall, visit - www.vvmf.org - or call 866-990-WALL.

    Nulla dies umquam memori vos eximet aevo

    No day will ever erase you from the memory of time

    -- VIRGIL from THE AENEID


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  • One of my best friends in Vietnam.

    Posted on 4/20/16 - by Bob Pickens, Co A 3nd 34th armor bobpickens49@gmail.com
    I just found out Rodney came home. I will visit as soon as I can. I talked with him right before he loaded the chopper. I will never forget him. He was special and impacted my life in so many ways. Welcome home Rodney. I hope to see you and Harold Gammon in heaven some day. I honor you in my dreams most every night.
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  • Home at last

    Posted on 2/21/16 - by pastorbdz@aol.com
    To the family of sgt griffin I have been wearing one of the 200 Mia pow bracelet for the past 6 years this is my third bracelet I have owned my first went to a friend my second was returned to sister of sgt Damian when I found out his came home in 2010 I would love to return this bracelet to the family of sgt griffin my email mail pastorbdz@aol.com

    Thank you
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  • Sgt.Rodney Griffin Home at last.

    Posted on 7/25/15
    This website is a wonderful way to observe our fallen heroes. I just came from my two hour volunteer work with my church group. We go every other week to the Veteran's nursing home and play bingo, bring treats and prizes and let them know how valuable to us they still are.

    I suggest to everyone that this small effort, which they really enjoy, does as much or more for the volunteer's spirit as it does for the veteran's.
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  • Homecoming

    Posted on 7/25/15 - by Kathy L. Wright
    Sgt. Griffin's remains arrive.
    https://www.facebook.com/KOAA/videos/10153344653698939/?pnref=story
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.