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is honored on Panel 7E, Line 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 1/21/18 - by Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Melvin.
  • Recent post

    Posted on 11/21/15
    Dorrese Bona. My former neighbor... Oh my.... 49 years. He was such a good person. Like someone told me... Only the good die young. Not fair tho.
  • On this veteran day I am remembering my brother Mel Hart

    Posted on 11/11/15 - by Dorrese Bona
    It's been 49 years and the tears still flow when I remember my brother. He was taken way too soon. But the week after we were notified of his death in Vietnam, I received a letter from Mel saying, "Dorrese I know I won't be coming home alive, please watch over Mom". In his letter he asked me to watch over those in his life." He had such a big Heart and I miss him terribly.

    To all those who served Thank You, you've made a huge difference in all of our lives. God Bless.
  • My next door neighbor

    Posted on 8/4/15
    We lived next door to Mel and his family. What a crushing blow to the neighborhood when we learned he wasn't coming home from the war. My older brother was devastated. Then in 1985, my dear brother died Ina car accident. I can only hope maybe they are playing catch together..... RIP both of you sweet boys.
  • 49 Years ago today my world changed forever!!

    Posted on 5/5/15 - by Chuck Little
    While Melvin was stationed at Camp Pendleton, he came to visit us at our house in Oceanside. It was so cool because he would hang out with my brother and I on Friday evenings and watch TV together. He became an older brother to me and I loved him as an older brother. On this day, 49 years, ago, I came home from school and my mom asked me to sit down while she told me the news that Melvin had been killed in Viet Nam. With that I raised my fist with rage, slammed it down on the chair arm breaking it. At that time, my world changed forever. I love you Melvin and I so much wish that you could have lived out your precious love instead of loose it in the jungles of Viet Nam but I know that you are at peace having given the ultimate sacrifice for this country that we love. God Bless America.
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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.

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