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is honored on Panel 47E, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Mac

    Posted on 11/9/17 - by Gerald Upton, Jr
    He was my platoon sargent in Bamberg Germany- i think of him often, a very nice gentleman.
  • Big brother

    Posted on 11/20/14
    I was only 6 years old when you was killed so i don't have any memories of you but I know you would have been a great brother love and miss you always.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Mckenley Odis Matlock, 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

    Posted on 1/31/10 - by Kenny Matlock


    I miss you very much. I wish I could be half the man you was. We love you and miss you very much. I am still trying to do what you told me to do before you left. I hope we can see you again one day. I love you Daddy.


  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/1/10 - by Robert Sage
    McKenley is buried at Wilson Cemetery in Carpenter, Whitley Co, KY. PH
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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.

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