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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 77 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We thank you James for ur sacrifice

    Posted on 9/24/17 - by K
    We still remember you marine
    God Bless You
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/4/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant James Edward Messenger, Served with Sub Unit 1, Service Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force. Montani Semper Liberi !
  • Semper Fi Sergeant.

    Posted on 7/15/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT James Edward Messenger, 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
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 8/8/12

    (Photo Credit: his sister Marcia Hairston)Rest in peace with the warriors.

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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