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is honored on Panel 36E, Line 75 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/8/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Ralph Ainsworth Keating, 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
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 3/5/12 - by Ruth Babcock
  • Fond Memories

    Posted on 7/29/10 - by Jim Jennings
    Growing up, riding bikes and playing by the lake.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/11/09 - by Robert Sage
    Ralph is buried at Holy Corners Cemetery in Caledonia, Kent Co, MI.
  • Always remembering

    Posted on 5/31/05 - by Judy Hoebeke
    Dear Ralph,
    It still seems like yesterday that you left for the Army. As each year goes by I can't help but pause and think about your smile, laughter and friendship that I miss dearly.
    Thank you for how special you are.
    Thank you for being proud of our country and it's service.
    Remembering fondly,
    Your friend and classmate

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