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  • Date of Birth:10/25/1947
  • Date of Casualty:6/20/1968
  • Home of Record:AUBURNDALE
  • County of Record:POLK COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:55W, 5
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


  • Date of Birth:1/29/1948
  • Date of Casualty:6/20/1968
  • Home of Record:GRANITE CITY
  • County of Record:MADISON COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:55W, 6
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 55W, Row 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/4/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Stephen Wayne Hadley, 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
  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 6/20/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/19/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/14/10 - by Robert Sage
    Stephen is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Princeton,IN. PH
  • thank you

    Posted on 5/20/08 - by Nikki Dey
    I am doing a class project where we recognize fallen Vietnam war soldiers and i would just like to thank you for everything that you have done.
  • 3010 in 67

    Posted on 11/25/04 - by loren cole 3010
    remember you from boot at the island. we lost a lot of good men from our plt. god bless you steven and our corp. sempi fi
  • Researching Stephen Wayne Hadley

    Posted on 12/20/02 - by Meagan S.
    I am a researcher for the state of Indiana. I am attending Lake Central High School and am working on the Gold Star Project. I am currently researching Stephen Wayne Hadley. If there is anyone who has any information, please contact me. I am looking for his family, relatives, friends, teachers, and anyone who knew him. I am attending Lake Central High School and am working on the Gold Star Project.

    Thank you in advance for your time,
  • i wrote to you

    Posted on 10/16/01 - by theresa soto
    i received a letter from you , you asked me to write to you, you had obtained my name from another
    marine (Who?) we wrote to each other for such a short time (3-4 months) I sent you a photo of myself
    i remember you wrote back and thanked me for the photo and that you would carry it with you. i did not receive
    any letters for such a long time and frankly i thought that you had lost my address. it was not until i visted Washington DC
    and the Vietnam Memorial that i knew what your fate was. I looked up your name in that massive black book with all of the fallen
    heroes of the vietnam war. I found your name, the area where you are listed and i made a rubbing of your name.
    many tears i shed that day, for you and all of the brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice.
    one day i will post a poem i wrote about you, que dios te bendiga (may god bless you)
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 10/10/01 - by Susan Douglas
    Even though I did not know you well, I honor your sacrifice for our country. I remember you and always will.
  • Good Friend

    Posted on 2/11/01 - by Glenn Hamer
    Steve was a good friend and fellow class mate. We shared many classes together. Even talked about Viet Nam before he joined. Thanks for being a friend.
  • Plt.3010

    Posted on 11/29/00 - by Arthur Romeo
    Stephen and I went through PI together, and boot camp being what it is, we never had a chance to speak. But I still remember him and always will.
  • Hello My Friend.

    Posted on 10/8/99 - by joe wilhite
    Hello, Steve. I remember you all to well...the chats after school...the joking..the horsing around. The world is a less nice place for not having known you. You were and are a very special person. You live in my memory. Joe

The Wall of Faces

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