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WILLIAM IVAN MERCER

  • Wall Name:WILLIAM I MERCER
  • Date of Birth:12/19/1946
  • Date of Casualty:6/15/1968
  • Home of Record:LOS ANGELES
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:HM2
  • Panel/Line:57W, 29
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

RANDALL T PLANCHON II

  • Wall Name:RANDALL T PLANCHON II
  • Date of Birth:10/17/1947
  • Date of Casualty:6/15/1968
  • Home of Record:LONG BEACH
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:57W, 30
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

RICHARD BRIAN MURPHY


is honored on Panel 57W, Line 29 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • My mother's tears

    Posted on 6/16/17 - by Joseph Fenton jwfenton53@gmail.com
    My mother was a cousin of your father, Joan Canfield Fenton. In 1986, we drove my sister to Washington, D.C., to attend George Washington University. We visited the wall and I remember so clearly my mother getting very quiet as she reached out and touched your name. Her sunglasses didn't hide her tears.
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  • LCPL Richard B. Murphy, USMC

    Posted on 7/16/16 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    Parris Island, SC
    Second Battalion
    Platoon 299

    Commenced Training: 29 June 1967
    Completed Training: 01 September 1967

    SSGT C.G. Skinner - Senior Drill Instructor
    SSGT J.D. Bates - Assistant Drill Instructor
    SGT J.B. Johnson - Assistant Drill Instructor

    Six other members of Platoon 299 were KIA in Viet Nam.
    CPL Jessie J. Garrard - Bellevue, OH
    LCPL Paul L. Kapp - Cleveland, OH
    LCPL Robert A. McPherson - Canonsburg, PA
    LCPL Robert J. Rusnak - Johnstown, PA
    LCPL David O. Sullivan - Quincy, MA
    PFC William W. Wymer - Ravenna, OH

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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  • I remember

    Posted on 4/20/16 - by Patrice Rizzo Prrizzo56@yahoo.com
    I was all of 12 yrs old when Dick Murphy died. His Father was the Police chief in our town of Norwood, MA. On the day of his funeral my Mother took all 7 of us to stand across the street to watch his casket being carried into the church. I still to this day nearly 50 yrs later remember that day so very well. Thankyou Dick for my FREEDOM.

    Patrice Rizzo.

    Mother of two Army Captains
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/12/15 - by Aidan Murphy
    Thank you for you're service. I have never met you because you died nearly 35 years before my birth. Semper Fi
  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 6/15/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
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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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