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is honored on Panel 2W, Line 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/17/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP5 Ernie Robles Martinez, 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
  • Ma Stark missed you

    Posted on 8/17/14
    My grandma told me of you when I was a child. She was proud. I am too! Thank you.

    Posted on 10/30/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "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 and patriots 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-ladened 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 Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/30/03 - by Emily Ringger
    Dear Ernie,
    I am a sophomore at Gridley High School, Gridley, Illinois. For my history class we were assigned to post remembrances for those that have died serving our country. I would like to tell you that I am proud of your bravery you have shown toward our country. I am very grateful for your time and effort that you have put forth.
    Thank you and God bless!
    Emily Ringger
  • Thank you, Soldier

    Posted on 10/23/03 - by Natalie Stoller
    I am a student from Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. Our teacher assigned us as a class project to post rememberances on this site for those who died serving our country during Vietnam. Thank you for all that you did for your country. Your patriotism lives on in the hearts of many Americans, including myself. Your death was not in vain, nor will it be forgotten. May God bless you and your family.

    -Natalie Stoller-

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