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CHARLES BERNARD LANKFORD

  • Wall Name:CHARLES B LANKFORD
  • Date of Birth:10/30/1930
  • Date of Casualty:10/24/1963
  • Home of Record:COLLINSVILLE
  • County of Record:MADISON COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line: 1E, 33
  • Casualty Province:PROV UNKNOWN, MR IV

HUMBERT ROQUE VERSACE

  • Wall Name:HUMBERT R VERSACE
  • Date of Birth:7/2/1937
  • Date of Casualty:10/29/1963
  • Home of Record:NORFOLK
  • County of Record:CITY OF NORFOLK
  • State:VA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line: 1E, 33
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

WALTER KENNETH MORRIS


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 33 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SSGT Walter K. Morris

    Posted on 8/1/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On October 24, 1963, a U.S. Air Force C-123B (serial number 56-4385) from the 310th Air Commando Squadron was shot down 104 km (65 miles) south of Saigon on a flare dropping mission near a village under attack by the Viet Cong. Lost crewmen included CAPT Woodrow M. Fitzgerald, CAPT Gordon R. Brown, SSGT Charles B. Lankford, SSGT Walter K. Morris, and 4 VNAF observers. [Taken from c123sinsea.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Walter Kenneth Morris, 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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  • Your Angel Day

    Posted on 10/24/09 - by 60's Girl
    On this your angel day I humbly give thanks for your service and sacrifice and with honor I leave you this poem . . .

    A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
    And for a brief moment its glory
    and beauty belong to our world
    But then it flies again
    And though we wish it could have stayed...
    We feel lucky to have seen it.
    Author Unknown
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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 11/21/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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  • You are not forgotten!

    Posted on 3/19/03 - by Holly Stoller
    I've never met you but I want you to know how much I appreciate your service to our country. Your actions won't be forgotten. Every American should strive to have the same characteristics that you have displayed. Thank you for what you have given to our country.

    God Bless,
    Holly Stoller
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.