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is honored on Panel 28W, Line 91 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank you Father

    Posted on 6/20/16 - by
    Thank you for the giving of your life for your country.
  • Final Mission of SP4 Clarence A. Latimer

    Posted on 6/27/15 - by
    On March 27, 1969, SSGT Raymond G. Czerwiec and Gail M. Kerns were riflemen with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry and on a reconnaissance mission in Kontum Province, South Vietnam when their platoon came under hostile weapons fire and were forced to withdraw with a number of people missing. An attempt to re-enter the area that afternoon was unsuccessful. Another attempt was made on the 28th but it was also unsuccessful. Air strikes and artillery fire were placed into the enemy area for two days. On March 30, Company A attacked the enemy again, and was again forced to withdraw, leaving people behind, including SP4 Clarence A. Latimer, who was a rifleman with the company and had been severely wounded during the attempt. Two long range reconnaissance patrols (LRRP) were sent back into the area a week later to recover the bodies of the missing. Sweeps were made of the area for two days, but no remains were found. Clarence A. Latimer was declared Missing in Action. On March 3, 1973, Gail M. Kerns was released by the North Vietnamese. He had been held in South Vietnam, and moved to Hanoi prior to his release. No word had ever gotten out to the U.S. that Gail had been captured. Kerns was not conscious when he was captured, and did not know the fate of Ray Czerwiec, nor did he have information regarding Clarence Latimer. [Taken from]
  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/30/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sergeant First Class Latimer for your devotion, leadership, and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SFC Clarence Albert Latimer, 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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/3/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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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