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is honored on Panel 9W, Line 118 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Grateful to you.

    Posted on 8/11/16 - by Paul Cole
    I remember you from high school Sunday School at Lombard Chapel.
  • American Hero

    Posted on 7/6/14 - by Bob Lyons
    Thank you for your Patriotism, Courage and Commitment, and we will always be thankful and honored to say you are our cousin! Thoughts, prayers and devotions will always be offered to you and your memory. When George and Dorothy packed us up and moved us from Chicago to San Diego, we missed out on the the family gatherings and personal contact, but were always proud of being part of the Lyons clan. You, and others like you, will always be the Guardians, and Protectors, of Saint Peter's Gates! For your ultimate sacrifice and commitment to Do The Right Thing, and To Make A Difference, we will always be thankful! God Bless and be at peace with our heavenly Father! Bob Lyons
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/17/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 William Perry Lyons, 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
  • Old Childhood friend

    Posted on 6/6/11 - by
    Bill I had coffee with your brother
    Jay this mourning 662011. On memorial day I went to my parents grave,and you came to mind. I looked your on line,H was the first person I came to and it turned out to be Jay.
    I just want to say I had a great time with you when we were kids.
    God bless you see you in heaven.
    Vince Miceli
  • Posted on 3/14/07 - by Bill Nelson 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne


    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam :

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne STRIKE FORCE Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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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.