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is honored on Panel 32W, Line 58 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/27/17 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT John Terrell Whitson, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/17/17 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you Sergeant Whitson for your courage on February 19, 1969 and each and every day thereafter.
  • The Ultimate Sacrifice was made by this Corps member,

    Posted on 5/4/17 - by thomas r bailey
    The Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M University
    Salute: Sgt. John Terrell Whitson '66
    “The Memorial for Vietnam Era”
    “Corps Plaza Memorial”
    College Station, Texas
    For more information or adding information contact:
    Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center 1400 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1400 (979) 862-2862
  • 2017 Name Addition

    Posted on 5/3/17 - by The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
    SGT Whitson was added to The Wall in 2017. During the Memorial Day ceremony, he was welcomed amongst the other heroes there for the first time.

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