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is honored on Panel 30W, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 12/4/17 - by Alan O'Mara
    I regret it has taken so long to do this, but I just discovered this site. I've thought of you a lot over the years, & remember "The Bravados", with great fondness. When we visited the wall a few years back, I took an etching of your name, & look at it often.
    GOD I know is holding you close.
    Your good friend,
    Alan O'Mara
  • Friends from Inwood

    Posted on 11/11/16 - by Wayne Halloran
    It's been awhile, sorry for the delay. Please keep praying for us as we pray for you. R.I.P. my friend you are surely missed.
  • Nice letter about your Mother

    Posted on 1/28/15 - by Wayne Halloran
    I have omitted a name & her address. See below letter from 1/26/15

    Dear Wayne,

    My name is Matt Xxxx. I am a mailman in upper Manhattan and my route for the last 12 years has included 15 Sickles street apt. I had the pleasure of meeting Lauri's (Larry) mother Vicki (Villi) and have had many interesting conversations with her about Estonia and her life there and in New York. Vicki has always been kind to me and generous too. She often gives me a box of Godiva chocolates when I bring a package to her. Over the course of time She and I found out that I share the same birthday as Lauri Sept 11, although I was born in 1954. Vicki is still living at this address and I consider her a friend. She has given me much wise advice over the years and I can say I've grown to love her as best as my ability allows. I see photos of Lauri and she keeps the plastic models of ships that he assembled as a boy. Vicky is a fine human being and an amazing intellect. I know that your friend Lauri was most certainly the same. I have found photos on the web of Lauri by searching his name. I just wanted to let you know as your remembrances on the memorial page stated you were looking for one. All the best to you and thank you for leaving your posts.
    Sincerely, Matt Xxxx
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Lauri Kangro, 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
  • To My friend

    Posted on 11/9/13 - by Wayne Halloran
    Here it veterns day again and I want to salute you. You my friend will never be forgotten. I have been trying in vain to post a picture of you, but can't seem to find one. I am hoping that someone might see this post and contact me if they have one. You are always on my mine, thank you again for your sacrafice and that of your family............... R.I.P. my friend
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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