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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 60 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I Have Never Forgotten You

    Posted on 9/1/18 - by Phil Lewis
    Jay, this morning marks the time you died 52 years ago. You and I were standing together when we were both shot and I tried to help you, but your wounds were too severe. I have never forgotten that day, but, more important, I have never forgotten you. I trust that you are in God's care and that you and I will someday be reunited.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/1/16 - by Phil Lewis
    Jay, it's hard to believe that half a century has passed since you were killed on this day in 1966. I truly have never forgotten you. I have used your death and my survival on that day as inspiration to try and live a life worthy of your sacrifice. Save me a place. We will see one another yet again when I come to where you are.
  • You Are Remembered

    Posted on 9/1/15 - by Phil Lewis
    Jay, today marks 49 years since you died in Vietnam. I have never forgotten you.
  • The things we remember...things I've always wanted to say.

    Posted on 8/15/15 - by Michael Hurd
    One time Jay, when I was a kid, I was playing hide and go seek with my cousins and a few of the neighbors. I was "it", the person trying to find the others and I wasn't having much luck. Just when I was about to give up, you came down the stairs of the house we were playing in front of and you must have noticed one of the kids I was looking for in the corner of your eye and decided to help me, maybe because I was your first cousin and all ! I wasn't looking in your direction, so you whistled this loud whistle just with your mouth, and when I looked your way, you nodded your head in the direction of where one of the kids was hiding. Then, I remember you had this huge grin on your face that would melt butter, and you got in your car and left. That was the last time I ever saw you. I'm 61 now, and I still remember...always will.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/1/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Jay Allen Hurd, 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
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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