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is honored on Panel 1W, Line 97 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My cousin, my friend and most of all a TRUE HERO

    Posted on 1/3/19 - by Stephen Worob
    Irwin, I remember the times my parents and I came to visit you, Michael and your parents Eli & Anita. You were a few years older than me and I always looked up to you. I looked forward to playing baseball & basketball with you during our visits. I even followed your lead and joined the Air Force and retired after 20 years. You were always on my mind and have worn a bracelet in your honor. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.
  • Pow bracelet

    Posted on 12/13/18 - by Rick Miani
    I have worn my pow bracelet since 1990 with Irwins name on it and wear it proudly still. God Bless
  • Rememberence Stone found in my yard

    Posted on 6/29/18 - by Christopher Wasik
    I unearthed a stone in my yard (Milford CT), written in rememberence of Irwin. I would love to know more about his history, his service, and his connection to this house. I am so looking forward to learning about this man and his life.
  • Thank you for your service!

    Posted on 6/23/16 - by UCONN Student Veterans
    Irwin, thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. You are forever in our hearts.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/14/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Irwin Stuart Lerner, 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
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The Wall of Faces

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