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STANLEY GERALD HARTSON

  • Wall Name:STANLEY G HARTSON
  • Date of Birth:4/25/1936
  • Date of Casualty:2/11/1962
  • Home of Record:MARIANNA
  • County of Record:JACKSON COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Row: 1E, 6
  • Casualty Province:PROV UNKNOWN, MR III

JACK DATE LE TOURNEAU

  • Wall Name:JACK D LE TOURNEAU
  • Date of Birth:10/26/1933
  • Date of Casualty:2/11/1962
  • Home of Record:HUGHSON
  • County of Record:STANISLAUS COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Row: 1E, 6
  • Casualty Province:PROV UNKNOWN, MR III

EDWARD KNELL KISSAM JR


is honored on Panel 1E, Row 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Edward Knell Kissam 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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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Edward Knell Kissam 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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  • Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation

    Posted on 8/2/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
    If you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at shagarty@njvvmf.org or 1-800-648-8387.
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  • Wish i could have met you

    Posted on 10/8/12 - by sawh0110@yahoo.com

    I was born many years after viet nam but growing up with your sister, my grandmother. she always has a picture of you as soon as you walk into the house. Growing up I always wanted to meet you. Now as i serve in the Air Force as well with an Afghanistan Tour under my belt and another coming up next year i want you to know that i still think about you and how much you and I would have to talk about if you were around. Everyone still talks about you so you know you are not forgotten and i know as i serve my time in the Air Force you watch over me as well. My Grandfather on my moms side was in the Air Force so im sure you two have met already and the both of you watch over me as i do my duties in the worlds greatest Air Force

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/26/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Edward is buried at Lake Nelson Memorial Cemetery, Piscataway, Middlesex County,NJ.
  • NPHS Class of 1951

    Posted on 10/13/10 - by Eugene Michalski genem33@hotmail.com
    Hard to remember details 60 years ago, just that as a classmate we shared some good times together.
  • Happy Birthday

    Posted on 11/28/09 - by Bob Hensel

    Ed, tomorrow is your birthday and I'm sure the rest of the FALLEN Hero's are planning one hell of a surprise party for you. Happy Birthday!

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  • I PROMISE TO GIVE 100%

    Posted on 5/3/09 - by Bob Hensel yobuck10@verizon.net
    Ed, I've adopted your FALLEN profile on airforce.togetherweserved.com. I promise to complete your profile with the pride and passion that you would have shown, if you did it yourself
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  • Put A Face With A Name

    Posted on 10/9/07
    Edward K. Kissam Jr. is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center. To learn more search on www.njvvmf.org.
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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 12/19/05 - by Bob Ross
    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 sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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  • Remembering a Classmate

    Posted on 10/25/02
    From the Class of 1955, Rutgers University.
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Edward Knell KISSAM, JR, USAF...Plainfield's first casualty in Vietnam!!!!!!!!....HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 11/7/01
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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  • The first one from our town to die in Vietnam.

    Posted on 8/3/00 - by
    Sir, you have served your great Nation very well. But we won't see you, save in images, and names on stone. You had answered the questions, "Will you give all you can give so that our banner may advance?" "Some may fall, and some may live, will you stand up and take your chance?" You answered yes to both, and you answered with your blood, which watered the war-torn jungles of Vietnam, only a few years before we sent in ground combat troops. You lost your life while I was a student at Hubbard Junior High, and I didn't even know at that time, the sacrifice you made for our town and for our Nation. Our hearts will be standing attention while we wait for your passing tread! We salute you, Sir. May flights of Angels sing Thee to Thy rest!
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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.