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is honored on Panel 47W, Line 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Highland Warriors

    Posted on 9/13/16 - by Benjamin C Youmans
  • Daughter's email address

    Posted on 9/19/14 - by Kelly Hunt Lyon --
    After posting, I realized the email address doesn't appear unless added with contributor's name. If anyone wants to get in touch, please do.
  • From Richard Hunt's Daughter

    Posted on 9/19/14 - by Kelly Hunt Lyon
    I’m his daughter, Kelly. I just stumbled across this today so both Col. Cahill’s letter to my mother, and Mr. Schwiderski’s account are new to me. Dad died when I was eighteen-months old, so there are no memories, only a permanent space in my life where he was supposed to be. I always wondered about the details of his death so both accounts satisfied that longing. The versions conflict, but I choose to believe both honor his sacrifice.

    Writing a letter home to a grieving young widow is an unenviable task for any commanding officer and I much prefer my mother only knew of Col. Cahil’s account. For myself, as painful as it was to read, I’d grateful to know of Mr. Schwiderski’s account of that day. I admire his courage to offer a truthful account to balance the scales.

    If anyone sees this that knew Dad, I’d welcome anything you care to share about him. I respect the fact that many Vietnam vets prefer to leave the past in the past. But if you were acquainted with Dick, you might like to know I completed my undergraduate degree on his GI Bill before going on for two more degrees, and turned out headstrong and independent. He has an amazing granddaughter who is the same and loves to hear stories of her grandfather. A rubbing of his name from the Vietnam Memorial in DC hangs in my office and his medals hang in our home. His memory lives on.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Richard Hunt, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Richard HUNT, USA...who made the utlimate sacrifice!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 11/18/10 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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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