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is honored on Panel 7W, Line 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/10/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Joseph Earl Jackson, 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
  • Salute to a Tar Heel Veteran

    Posted on 1/28/14 - by Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa King, NC Volunteers
    You gave your life for your Country and for this we Salute you.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/18/07 - by Robert Sage
    Joe is buried at Snow Hill Cem, Cumberland Co, NC. His military stone says CO C, 22 INF, 4 INF DIV.

    Posted on 8/14/06 - by Bill Nelson


    "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 your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • Soldiers Come and GO

    Posted on 4/7/03 - by Jamie Dennison
    Joseph Earl Jackson,

    This saying “soldiers come and go” means a lot to people. Soldiers do come and go. Your family is the one that needs to believe that you are not going to go. Although you did go you will always be remembered. There is no possible way that your accomplishments will be left forgotten. You have done more for this country then you probably think you have. You dedication and bravery are something that put you in combat. You did not have to leave your family buy you did. You are an incredible person. You are amazing and I pray that you family realizes it. You died a HERO. You will remain a HERO in my heart and the hearts of thousands of other people who lost someone in action. You came and did what GOD sent you to do. You are a hero. You are also a special blessing sent by GOD to do good works. Which you accomplished during your time on earth. Please don’t forget that.

    God Bless,
    Jamie Dennison

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