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is honored on Panel 35W, Line 38 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/24/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Gerald Robert Abbenhaus Jr., Served with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 6/18/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Be at Peace in the arms of the angels,

    Your sacrifice is remembered.
  • Remembering a Friend

    Posted on 9/1/15 - by William McKay
    I met Jerry in August 1973 at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Seemed like all of us VN vets hung out together. We started the first Veterans Affairs Office on the campus and we met some great individuals. Jerry was paralyzed from the waist down from his injury. He never asked for help but once we made contact with him and knew him we made it our mission to assist our brother any way we could. He appreciated us and we him. We watched many Cardinal Football Games on my TV for it was at this time that the Cardiac Cardinals were born. Air Coryell and Jerry loved it. He wanted to become a lawyer, me a CPA. I never knew if he was able to fulfill his dream. When I noticed his name had been added to the wall I cried. He suffered with his wounds but was never angry, he was just Jerry. Rest in Peace my brother, my friend.
  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 8/23/15 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Semper Fidelis, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/29/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Gerald Robert Abbenhaus 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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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