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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/4/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Willie Lee Kirkland, 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
  • Avon Park Hero

    Posted on 4/8/14 - by Bobby Cannon
    Willie,I remember you being from Avon Park,I'm sure our path's
    Crossed there a few times.I'm late in life learning how to work these
    computers.Thank You ForYour Great Sacrifice".Some Gave There All".
    And,You Did My Friend,And Will Never Be Forgotten.God's Blessing
    To Your Family.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/26/11 - by Robert Sage
    Willie is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Sebring,FL. BSM PH
  • Photo

    Posted on 2/6/02
    Photo from:
    "Vietnam: One Week's Dead"
    LIFE Magazine
    Vol. 66, No. 25
    June 27, 1969
  • We Miss You.

    Posted on 5/20/00 - by R. Michael Rocklen
    We shared time together 31 years ago in a place called the A Shau Valley. Our Rendezvous With Destiny was a place called Hamburger Hill. Many of us did not survive the hill and those that did carry our fallen comrade's memories with us forever. Such a loss of life and potential can never be measured. You paid the dearest price and we will never forget. Yours was to try and save others as a medic. You gave your life in that heroic duty. If not for you many others would have perished. We miss you.
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The Wall of Faces

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