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is honored on Panel 15W, Line 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Lyle Kell - Always a Leader

    Posted on 6/26/17 - by Thomas Horak
    US Army CPL Lyle F. Kell was my Boy Scout Patrol Leader - Troop 60, Wood Dale, IL. - in the !965-1966 timeframe. Lyle was a great influence in my life and to many others. He was energetic and motivating; he accomplished much in his young and short life. Always the consummate old- school good guy, Lyle gave a helping hand whenever. He made it clear that doing a good deed daily was one of the most important traits that one could have - and one which I'll never forget. In retrospect, I sometimes wonder how far he could have gone if his life wasn't cut short.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Lyle Francis Kell, 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
  • Memories of a friend and comrade in arms 2/12th 25th Inf Vietnam, 69-70

    Posted on 10/8/08 - by Mike Reinbold, a member of Lyle's platoon
    Although I was a year older than you, you had been in country for sometime when I arrived as a wet behind the ears NFG in August of 69. You were the first person I talked to and I came to look to you for guidance.I remember that you were proud to be from Chi-Town and you had it embroidered on your boonie hat.Your sense of humor was infectious and helped us keep our sanity. One particular instance stands out and still brings a smile to my face.We were assigned to road security between Cu-Chi and Fire Base Pershing and we had a chance to mingle with the locals. You befriended a little Vietnamese girl about 3 or 4 years. Some of the faces you made and contortions you went through had that little girl laughing hysterically for hours on end. You left us much too suddenly and I think of you often and wonder why.Seeing your picture on the wall website brought a flood of memories and more than a few tears. I willcarry your memory always. God bless and keep you
  • Always in my thoughts

    Posted on 3/29/08 - by Linda
    I miss you. Sorry about the chocolate cake. I love you.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/29/04 - by Robert Sage
    Lyle is buried at Rock Island Nat Cem.
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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.