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is honored on Panel 27W, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/4/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class James Henry Adams, Served with Company A, 14th Engineer Battalion, 45th Engineer Group, 18th Engineer Brigade, United States Army Vietnam Engineer Command, United States Army Vietnam.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/20/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • You will never be forgotten...

    Posted on 5/25/16 - by Cassandra Kaye Burchett
    On this day in 2012 I woke early because it was going to be a beautiful day and I was biking (the old school no motor type) from Silver Spring, Maryland to the Vietnam Memorial to get a rubbing of the name James H Adams for Mom. I thought about the time the moving monument came to Cartersville and we went. I thought about my upcoming move back to KY. And as always I thought about my baby brother who would soon be graduating from high school at Johnson Central. I had forgotten about Rolling Thunder and the sheer volume of bikes and people at the mall surprised me. On jelly legs I half heartedly chained my bike (to nothing I would later discover). I walked on and found a place to cross the street. I waited my turn and repeated "27W, 43" in my head a million or so times. My turn finally came and I asked the kind, tiny old man who was volunteering nearest to me for supplies. As I turned back to The Wall it struck me how many names there were. How many little brothers, big brothers, husbands and sons had died... And as I rubbed that pencil over Jim's name I fought tears. I obviously never knew him but that was as close to him as I would ever get. That was my Nanny's baby brother... If all Robbie was to future generations of our family was a name on a wall... I just can't even... I handed the pencil back to a volunteer with tears on my face, trying hard to get the paper in my backpack without staining it with tears. All the while the roar of motorcycles filled the air.

    This is not just a three day weekend... It is a day to remember the sacrifices given for our freedoms.

    Jim, you were loved dearly and will be remembered with honor as long as I draw breath.


    Maudie's Cassie
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC James Henry Adams, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/20/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Adams Cemetery, Whitehouse,KY. PH
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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