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is honored on Panel 6W, Line 52 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/6/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Royce Lee Addington, Served with the 243rd Assault Support Helicopter Company, 10th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 3/23/18 - by
    SP4 Royce L. Addington was a CH-47 helicopter mechanic serving with the 243rd Assault Support Helicopter Company, nicknamed “Freight Train.” Working in a rear echelon capacity as a mechanic did not preclude handling weapons as part of SP4 Addington’s daily routine since many clerks, cooks, and others with administrative and supply duties participated in providing security on the perimeters of where they were based. On the morning of November 12, 1970, Addington has just finished his turn at overnight guard duty. The Sergeant of the guard arrived in a vehicle to relieve him of duty. Evidently, the weapon Addington was carrying, a M60 machine gun, was not properly cleared, and a round remained in the chamber. On the way back to the company area the vehicle hit a bump and the weapon discharged, striking Addington and mortally wounding him. [Taken from and information provided by Terry Warren (March 2018)]
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/1/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • Fox Foxes

    Posted on 7/9/14 - by tere langford
    My sisters and I went to school with you, my sister Kathy was the same age. I want to thank you for the ultimate a veteran of the U.S. Air Force I feel the loss of any service member deeply. Royce you are a true American Hero
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/31/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Royce Lee Addington, 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

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.

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