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is honored on Panel 3W, Line 52 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/5/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four John Henry Gruber, Served with B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/23/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 John Henry Gruber, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16486

    Posted on 4/22/13 - by

    On May 23, 1971 this aircraft from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division was on a mission when it came under small arms (AK-47) fire. The helicopter crashed and burned, destroying the aircraft. Gunner SP4 John H. Gruber suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The pilot survived his injuries. [Taken from]

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/6/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit-Jeremy Hogan)

  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/20/11 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Monticello Cemetery, Spanish Flat, Napa County,CA.
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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