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is honored on Panel 26E, Line 84 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering a classmate

    Posted on 5/14/14 - by Sue Hunt Thielmann
    Although his name was William Michael, he went by Mike. Mike was a classmate and friend. He was president of the Kirksville High School class of 1963 and is still missed by those whose life he touched. This photo is how I best remember him.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT William Michael Harper, 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
  • To Put A Face With A Name

    Posted on 7/15/12 - by Carol (Cipriani) Haberchak

    Dear William, to honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for our country I want to make sure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed, so it is with great pride and humility that I post this remembrance and picture of you. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war 45 years ago. God Bless You, William, for being who you were and for all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/19/09 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville, MO.
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 8/26/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    William, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.

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