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is honored on Panel 44E, Line 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/11/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you CWO Lauck for your skill and courage under fire.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/11/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CWO Elmer Dale Lauck, 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
  • Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00693

    Posted on 3/29/13 - by

    On March 11, 1968, this aircraft from the 189th Assault Helicopter Company in Pleiku suffered an engine failure while operating near Kontum. The aircraft autorotated downwind, striking the ground with forward speed. A post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft. The cause of the engine failure was unknown. One of the pilots, CW2 Elmer D. Lauck, and the crew chief, PFC William A. Andrews, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The co-pilot and gunner survived their injuries. [Taken from]

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/27/11 - by John Goss
    In Remembrance
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/9/10 - by Robert Sage
    Elmer is buried at Valleyview Cemetery in Torrington, WY. SS/OLC BSM AM/27 OLV
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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