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  • Lady with a Lamp

    Posted on 4/19/18 - by Teddy Brown Harrison
    Mary was the inspiration of Remember "The Ladies" in Indiana, her home state. It was her memory and the enthusiasm of student nurses at St. Elizabeth that kept all of us going even after it was certain the brilliant likeness of the Brodin statue of an Army nurse would be lost ignominiously to a garage.
    But with Vietnam 50, She is back. The name of the effort behind Her has been shortened to Remember "The Lady."
    Remember Mary.

    "A lady with a lamp I see
    Pass through the glimmering gloom,
    and flit from room to room.
    And slow as in a dream of bliss,
    The sufferer turns to kiss
    Her shadow, as it falls
    Upon the darkening walls."
    H.W. Longfellow
  • Remembering Mary Klinker

    Posted on 4/4/17 - by David Botticelli
    Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice in Vietnam, Captain Klinker! You're only the second lady that I've seen on The Wall. Rest assured, you will NEVER be forgotten!

    Posted on 4/4/17 - by KENNETH L. MCNUTT
    IT IS GOOD TO HONOR A REAL HERO. I am not related only in the fact that we are brothers and sisters in the overall life of helping eachother.
  • You Are Not Forgotten

    Posted on 6/19/16 - by Frank Foran
    Cpt. Klinker, ma'am,
    I never met you personally, but you were my Sister. You are a hero to me and to the rest of those who care deeply for our country. You are not forgotten. May you be resting in Heaven. Thank you for your sacrifice Brave Nurse.
  • You Are Not Forgotten

    Posted on 6/19/16 - by Cathy Moore
    Captain Mary Therese Klinker, Please know that after these years, you are not forgotten, and that your sacrifice is appreciated. I pray that you may know this and that you rest in peace.
    From a fellow nurse
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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