You will not be forgottenPosted on 7/16/15 - by James Duszynski firstname.lastname@example.orgAlthough 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
Story on finding the photos of Willie BedfordPosted on 5/28/15 - by Jessica McBride, senior journalism lecturer, UW-Milwaukee email@example.comYou can read a story by a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student journalist here about the finding of Willie Bedford's photos. His were the last photos needed of Wisconsin service members who died in Vietnam. RIP Willie Bedford. http://mediamilwaukee.com/special-projects/pvt-willie-bedford-found-last-wisconsin-photo-vietnam-fallen-obtained-journalism-studentMORE
Brother in-lawPosted on 5/25/15 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgWe never met, I like to thank you for you sacrificing your life for your country and me. God have you in his arm, when I get to heaven where you are then I have my arms around you.MORE
Semper FiPosted on 5/3/15 - by A US Marine, VietnamSemper Fi, Marine.
My Beloved BrotherPosted on 4/23/15 - by charles bedfordJr. I never got a chance to let you know how much I loved you. I pray for you everyday, I will never forget my Brother. Love Charles
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 5/6/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PVT Willie Bedford, sirMORE
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
Bravo 1 - 1, 1st Platoon. May 3, 1970Posted on 6/3/12 - by Michael ' Sonny ' Lowe Ladd4598@aol.comI was the Guns Squad Leader of 1st. Platoon and was on the patrol that day in May when we stopped by the Song Yen River to wash up and cool our feet. There was a Dam with a powerful hydrofoil that Pvt. Bedford must of slipped into within the blink of an eye. We searched for him for two days, and was found on the third day by a Vietnamese fisherman. ' Heaven holds a place for the faithful departed ' . May your spirit watch over your family and friends, and may the light of God shine upon you. Semper Fi Marine.MORE
Sgt. Michael ' Sonny ' Lowe
Bravo 1 - 1, 1st Platoon Guns
Nov 68 - Feb 69,
Aug 69 - Aug 70.
Not forgottenPosted on 5/3/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67Willie, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.MORE
We RememberPosted on 3/26/05 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgWillie is buried at Wood Nat Cem,
Remembering a Great SoldierPosted on 5/3/04 - by Cory Foster email@example.comI am a student in Gridley Illinois and for a Gridley High School posting project in U.S. History, my class and others are trying to post remembrances to all of the soldiers who have no remembrances on this monument. It is important to me, not only as an assignment, but as a duty that every soldier who may seem forgotten, but never will be, is recognized. I would like to thank you for all you have given us, with the deepest and sincerest thank you.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.