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HENRY LEE KERTIS JR


is honored on Panel 41W, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Henry Lee Kertis Jr, 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
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  • NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

    Posted on 3/30/04 - by Chris Spencer cws71354@bellsouth.net
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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  • Gridley High School Social/Political Science Class Project

    Posted on 10/5/03 - by Jordan Meiss dclead@hotmail.com
    Being a junior at Gridley High School, I have no personal ties or links to this fallen soldier. However, I do believe it is important to recognize and remember this man's service to his country. My sympathy rests with this soldier at his grave. He died with the most honor obtainable. May God rest his soul and bless his loved ones.
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/5/03 - by David Prevo retainerman@hotmail.com
    The United States has entered many conflicts in the past. People like you have represented this country in these conflicts. And many members of the United States military, including you, have given up a tremendous amount for their country. This effort, your effort, has not been forgotten, and neither have you. I am one of many from my high school who are carrying out the project of posting remembrances to you and those like you so that your effort will be remembered. On this day, I would like to remember you, and thank you for all that you have given to your country. Thank you.
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.