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is honored on Panel 3W, Line 118 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/9/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Master Sergeant Samuel Lee McAphee, Served with the 243rd Assault Support Helicopter Company, 10th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 1/23/17 - by
    MSGT Samuel L. McAphee was an aircraft maintenance senior sergeant serving with the 243rd Assault Support Helicopter Company. On July 26, 1971, MSGT McAphee suffered a heart attack at Cam Ranh Bay Army Complex. He died three days later. He was 35 years-old. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear MSGT Samuel Lee McAphee, 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
  • Grandpa

    Posted on 5/10/06 - by Janee Byrd
    Although I've never met you, I know you so well through the memories, stories, and pictures of you from Grandma, Mom, and Uncle Ronald. You will live forever in my heart :)
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 8/7/05 - 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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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