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is honored on Panel 17W, Line 60 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Help!

    Posted on 11/18/16 - by Tom Clark, Teacher
    We need your help! Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been researching men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the1621 Vietnam casualties, we have located 1100+ families as of the date of this entry. We are now researching the men and women from the State of Illinois who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. If you have any information or photos that may help please contact us at the following:
  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/31/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik

  • Final Mission of CPL William R. Adams

    Posted on 11/28/15 - by
    On October 10, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-19524) from C Company, 227th Aviation Battalion, was involved in a troop ferry mission when it crashed, killing three crewmen and four passengers. The aircraft was on its final extraction mission. The route was from the pickup zone to Fire Support Base Deb. The established ACL (allowable cargo load) was 5 troops. The pickup zone could only accommodate one aircraft at a time. Aircraft 524 had previously taken out two sorties of troops to FSB Deb. On the third sortie five troops were loaded on the aircraft in the pickup zone. The aircraft landed on a heading of 190 degrees and picked up to a hover, moving slightly to the rear and up, for a 260 degree departure. While lifting out of the pickup zone, the main rotor blade struck a tree on the right side of the aircraft approximately 75 feet from the ground. The aircraft descended to the ground rolling slightly on its right side in a nose low attitude. Fire began immediately after crashing to the ground. The three lost crew members included pilot WO1 Thomas F. Brown Jr., crew chief CPL Robert L. Lazarus, and gunner SP4 Shelby M. Long. The four passengers who died were SGT William R. Godfrey, SP4 Larry G. Prewitt, SP4 Jose C. Salinas, and CPL William R. Adams. One crewman, the aircraft commander, and one passenger survived with injuries. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/8/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL William Raymond 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/24/10 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Myers Cemetery, Herrick,IL.
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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