The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +


is honored on Panel 31W, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 8/28/18 - by K
    Sgt Martin Thomas Batchelor Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Bethel, North Carolina.

    Sgt Martin Thomas Batchelor Jr was a member of the Army. SGT Batchelor served our country until February 25th, 1969 in Pleiku, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Martin died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. Martin was born on August 28th, 1948 in Bethel, North Carolina. SGT Batchelor is on panel 31W, line 043 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

    I was with him that day. To my friend. It will be thirty nine years ago next month. I think of you a lot. It was an honor serving with you. If anyone in your family reads please feel free to call me. Thank you, Rodney Lee, PO Box 1500 Chino Valley AZ 86323.

    He served with Alpha Company, 503rd Infantry Regiment, "The Rock", 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV.

    He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
  • AD MORTEM FIDELIS.....“Faithful Unto Death". This was Who He Was..

    Posted on 8/28/18 - by K
    You are the Perfect Example Why we stand to salute Our Flag
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/28/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant Martin Thomas Batchelor Jr., Served with Company A, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
  • Tribute to Sky Soldier

    Posted on 6/28/18 - by Mike Switzer
    On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
  • Airborne Infantry Paratrooper...God Bless You Martin...for All you GAVE

    Posted on 11/17/17 - by K
    Martin died a Soldier’s Death in an elite unit....that he volunteered for....that shows what heart Martin had.
    Thank you for your great sacrifice and service Martin and only 4 weeks from going home

    Martin T Batchelor Jr
    ON THE WALL: Panel W31 Line 43
    This page Copyright© 1997-2015 Ltd.
    Home of Record: Bethel, NC
    Date of birth: 08/28/1948
    Service Branch: Army of the United States
    Grade at loss: E4
    Rank: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 12981958
    MOS or Specialty: 11B2P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
    Length Service: 01
    Start Tour: 04/10/1968
    Incident Date: 02/25/1969
    Casualty Date: 02/25/1969
    Age at Loss: 20
    Location: Phu Yen Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
    Status Date: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Status Change: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Repatriated: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Identified: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Data accessed: 11/17/2017
1 2 3

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