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is honored on Panel 19W, Line 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/2/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Douglas Carroll Merrill, Served with Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 1/22/18 - by Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You 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 Douglas.
  • Douglas Merrill- remembered by his sisters

    Posted on 5/18/16
    The picture of Douglas Merrill in his Army uniform, without hat, was submitted by his sisters Judene and Diane.
  • Remembering Douglas Merrill

    Posted on 8/29/14 - by Herb Reckinger
    Douglas grew up in Rice Lake, Wisconsin and later went to schools in Lake Elmo and Stillwater in Minnesota. Information leading to the picture came from Linda Mullin of the Rice Lake Public Library. The photo is from Douglas' 1965 junior class of Stillwater.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Douglas Carroll Merrill, 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
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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