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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/10/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear SWF2 William Clifton Hoover, 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

  • Salute to a Fellow Veteran

    Posted on 2/9/12 - by j
    You gave your life for your country and for this we salute you.
  • El Cajon Valley High School Salutes You

    Posted on 6/13/11 - by Loutfi Elias and Luis Ramirez
    William Clifton Hoover was a navy steelworker who fought in the Vietnam War. He died on June 10, 1965. William was born in Longview, Washington on December 4, 1939. His family included Mr. and Mrs. Clifton W. Hoover, his brother Michael, and his two sisters Patricia and Jane. He was going to marry Jan Awbrey of Oxnard in September. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery. He moved to San Diego when he was little and went on to attend San Diego High School. He had served in the navy for 6 years. He received many awarded medals for his heroic actions. One award that he won was the Bronze Star. He also had a camp named after him in Danang, Vietnam. William fought bravely for our country. His family and friends will remember him forever.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/22/04 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Ft Rosecrans Nat Cem.
  • Thank you Mate

    Posted on 5/11/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you William Clifton Hoover, for your courageous and valiant service, years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Sailor, for a job well done!



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