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PAUL WEDLAKE BANNON


is honored on Panel 21W, Line 105 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/10/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR COLONEL BANNON,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A PILOT. YOU ARE STILL MISSING. PLEASE COME HOME. WATCH OVER AMERICA. IT STILL NEEDS YOUR GRACE. VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING AND- SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/12/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Colonel Paul Wedlake Bannon, 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
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  • Final Mission of MAJ Paul W. Bannon

    Posted on 9/13/14 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    1LT Peter X. Pike and MAJ Paul W. Bannon comprised the flight crew of an Air Force F4D Phantom fighter/bomber sent on a mission over the northernmost Ho Chi Minh Trail on July 12, 1969. During their flight, the aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. Because there was the opportunity for Pike (the pilot) and Bannon (the weapon/systems operator) to safely eject, the two were classified Missing in Action. The Defense Intelligence Agency further expanded Pike's and Bannon's classification to include an enemy knowledge ranking of 4. Category 4 indicates "unknown knowledge" and includes individuals whose time and place of loss incident are unknown (e.g. aircrew members downed at unknown locations or ground personnel separated from their unit at an unknown time or place), and those individuals who do not meet the criteria of Categories 1 and 2 ("confirmed" and "suspect" knowledge). When the war ended and 591 Americans were released from POW camps in Southeast Asia, Pike and Bannon were not among them. In fact, no POWs held by the Lao were released at all. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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  • MiaPow Bracelet

    Posted on 9/19/12 - by Colleen Gleason patcolg@verizon.net

    I am still wearing the PowMia bracelet with Paul Bannon's name that I got in the '70's.

  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/18/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.