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is honored on Panel 41W, Line 64 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • 2nd Generation

    Posted on 6/26/16 - by Stephen Louis Gartland
    I've really gone back-and-forth about posting anything because I'm the son of a guy there that day, but he told me that I was named after Saint Stephen in the Bible and, this man, Stephen Griffith Montague. I still have the rubbing from the wall that my dad took in the early '80s. My dad could barely ever speak about Steve, but all that ever came out was how good and brave of a man he was. He had plenty of amazing things to say about all of his comrades, but this one really hurt, so I'm sure he was twice the man my dad could ever reveal. My condolences and appreciation for Mr. Montague. Without him, I may have never existed -- Stephen Louis Gartland
  • Little Stevie Wonder

    Posted on 11/7/15 - by greg robillard
    I attended AIT in Fort Polk with Stephan in March - May 1968. We were close friends as he was from Redwood City, I was from San Mateo and his closest buddy (last name Fell) was from Pacifica. We were both assigned to the 4th Infantry Division with Stephan in mechanized and me in infantry. My unit 1/12th did a joint operation with his unit in the central highlands. I'll always remember his infectious smile and he was a true American hero.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Stephen Griffith Montague, 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
  • My buddy

    Posted on 5/13/13 - by Hank Kern

    Please be resting in peace my buddy. If family members see this, please know that Steve was always upbeat in Viet Nam. He and I often talked about our hometowns. I was Steve's squad leader. I was also badly wounded that day. Often think about Steve and keep him I my daily prayers.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/23/10 - by Robert Sage
    Steve is buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, CA. 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.

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