RememberedPosted on 1/14/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik email@example.comDEAR PRIVATE BEDFORD,MORE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MACHINE GUNNER. SEMPER FI. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
Willie Bedford & Charles BedfordPosted on 9/20/16 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgWe never had the honor of meeting. You were my cousin. I'm the granddaughter of Percy Lee Bedford of Austin Texas. Thank you for your service. Our Bedford family line runs long with women and men who have served and continue to serve today. My dad(Percy Eugene Bedford) my middle son (still serving in the Army) and of course yourself, showed so many of your love, honor and dedication to the freedoms we ALL have today. Our Freedoms came with a price of you serving our country. I salute you and love you for your humanity and courage.MORE
You will not be forgottenPosted on 7/16/15 - by James Duszynski email@example.comAlthough I grew up in Milwaukee, I never knew Willie. I did serve in Vietnam at the same time he did and I will keep him in my prayers and thoughts forever.MORE
Grade school buddy!Posted on 5/31/15 - by L. Benson LAYBenson@yahoo.comIf memory serves me right....Charles and Willie Bedford went to St Benedict the Moor School with us. I recognized him from the pictures. I'm not sure if there are pictures of them in the school's archives. They were given pet names by other classmates in reference to Willie being more fair in complexion than Charles. R.I.P. Dear childhood friend.and national hero.MORE
Peace with HonorPosted on 5/29/15 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MinnesotaYou were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Willie.MORE
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 www.buildthecenter.org.