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ROBERT LOUIS SMITH


is honored on Panel 16E, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Tom:

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by gregreeser@charter.net
    Tom was our senior platoon leader in Delta Company. He was almost revered as the most "gung ho" lieutenant we ever knew. On a mission toward the coast out of LZ Ann, it was getting late as we were standing on a little hill setting up for a night defensive position. Tom was on my left, and Captain Shotwell was on my right.

    All of a sudden a lone sniper, five hundred yard away, opened up with automatic fire which hit Tom in the leg and chest. He cried out "I'm hit"
    and dropped to the ground. I held him, tried to stop the blood and plug the chest wound, but to no avail. I will never forget Tom or that moment.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/29/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR LT. ADAMS,
    YOUR SERVICE TO THIS NATION IS APPRECIATED. THANK YOU AND REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/18/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Thomas Burl Adams, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade.
  • A SCOUTS HONOR

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Rev. Fred Duncan
    As a former Boy Scout Leader in Selbyville, Delaware, Tommy Adam's home town, I wanted to honor him today, Memorial Day 2014, by letting his family know that one of the gold stars on the BSA Troop #179 is in honor of his service to our country. Several years ago I did some research and found that Tommy's father, Berl, was also a Scoutmaster. Tommy was a Scout but I can't remember how far he advanced. Thanks to my recently deceased friend and fellow Scoutmaster, Walton Johnson Jr for helping us honor Tommy this way.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT Thomas B Adams, 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 www.buildthecenter.org.