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is honored on Panel 8E, Line 3 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/19/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Russell Emil Krause, Served with the Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.

    Posted on 6/3/16
    RIP HERO......

    Posted on 12/15/14 - by Daniel Pierce
    We graduated high school together,a couple months later we were in boot camp under the "buddy system".Then off to Viet Nam,a war with no honor,that took so many young men like you and robbed you of a future.Today,and everyday, I honor and respect your sacrifice.I try to live my life to the fullest,for I know you would want that.I'll always keep your memory alive,if only in this old Marine's head.
    For the living, remember this,,there are no bad Warriors,only bad wars...
  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 6/3/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/1/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear PFC Russell Emil Krause, 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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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