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is honored on Panel 30W, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My brothers friend

    Posted on 1/15/16 - by David Wilson
    My name is David Wilson and my brother Ronnie was stationed with Lavern in Dak To. From what I remember Lavern took my brothers place on guard duty that fateful night. You never forget stories like this and I wanted someone to know that I think of Mr. Lamey's sacrifice often. My brother Ronnie passed away from cancer in 1995. I wanted someone to know he did not waste the second chance he was given. He was survived by his wonderful loving wife and 2 children. He gave his life to Jesus after a long struggle with alcohol, and through that led many others to the Lord also. I miss him daily, as well as my other brother who also died of cancer a few years ago. If you knew Mr. Lamey I would like to hear from you.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Lavern Michael Lamey, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembered

    Posted on 5/19/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/9/10 - by Robert Sage
    Lavern is buried at Marble Park in Milan, MI. BSM ARCOM PH 15th Engr Company
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 11/22/05 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle hero’s you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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