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is honored on Panel 45E, Line 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • To my brave cousin

    Posted on 5/30/17 - by Claudia M OMalley
    Gene, I never had the privilege of meeting you, but I am so proud of you, my cousin. Your service to this country and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT James Eugene Laird, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Honoring Texas Vietnam Casualties of the Vietnam War

    Posted on 12/4/12 - by Billy M. Brown

    From the 1964 Texas High School Annual, Texarkana, Texas. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/22/09 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Chapelwood Cemetery in Texarkana, TX. PH
  • My best friend

    Posted on 6/19/07 - by Gary Steger
    Gene, the day I got in country was the day you met your fate. You were right that last night we were together at my mom's house. I still miss you.
    Gene, I visited your grave lately and that of your Mom and Dad and my Mother and Dad. My girls have asked me to write about my experiences. It breaks my heart when I have to write about you. You are always on my mind.
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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