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is honored on Panel 12E, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 12/18/11
    (Photo Credit: George Stockton) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • Thanks for the remembrances you great Americans posted

    Posted on 6/21/07 - by Steven Barnes
    Thank you for the kind comments made to this Hero. I am his son and also an Army Veteran. my son also is currently serving in the Army. If anyone has information or served with my father, SSGT BARNES, James F. please contact me. Again Thanks from this HERO's family.

    Posted on 11/9/06 - by Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne


    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul....and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From all your "Band of Nam Brothers"

    Posted on 12/23/03 - by kenny hurst
    SSGT.BARNES you were 27 when you left us,You would be 64 now.James you are with GOD now so rest easy...

    Posted on 11/6/03 - by Ali A.
    I am a high school student at Gridley High School and I am doing this for my U.S. History class and I just wanted to say thank you. I am a high school student at Gridley High School and you gave your life up not just for me but for other people to. Even though I didn’t know you I still appreciate what you did. You aren’t alive to see how everyone in our country lives today but thanks to you, you helped make our country advanced and you didn't even get a chance to see what you did. We all appreciate that.

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