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is honored on Panel 59E, Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 10/31/17 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace James. :-(
  • To his family, friends, and comrades in arms

    Posted on 5/27/17 - by Lori Johnston Chen
    Know that each year, when my middle school students visit the wall, they search for the name James E. Mays and when they find the name his story is told. It's a small way to keep his memory alive.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/27/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC James Edward Mays, 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
  • Rest in Peace

    Posted on 11/12/12 - by David Olsen

    Rest in peace fellow soldier you are not forgotten. Photo courtesy of friend Willie Day

  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/20/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Venice Cemetery in Venice, OH. BSM 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