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is honored on Panel 37W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/16/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four William Joseph McAtee, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/3/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you Spec 4 McAtee for your leadership and exemplary courage under fire.
  • Awesome young man

    Posted on 5/21/16 - by Charlotte (Skidmore) Copeland
    I remember Billy well as a young man that was at our house frequently with a young lady that was his girlfriend at the time. She baby sat for our oldest daughter. He more often than not had his border collie with him. After Billy sacrificed his life for our country, that dog would not stay at Billy's parent's house, Ed and Willetta. Every time he took off, they found him at my house so eventually, his parents asked if I wanted her. Of course, the answer was yes. It was like still having a remembrance of Billy with us. God bless him always.
  • My Uncle and Inspiration

    Posted on 8/22/15 - by Rudy J. Aguilar Jr.
    My Uncle Bill has been one of the most significant men in my life. I have no brothers, but he became more of a brother to me than an uncle. I was so happy when he came to live with our family while he went to college. However, he had a different calling and enlisted to serve his country. At the time, I could not understand his passion to serve. When we found out that he had died a hero in Vietnam my life changed. For many years I lived without faith or hope. When circumstances forced me to change, Uncle Bill was a huge inspiration. His passion, dedication, honesty, and humor were and continue to be an inspiration. I believe that at least some of those times when I swear I left something somewhere and it turns up somewhere else, it is Uncle Bill having a good laugh. I hope is that in some small way I can honor his life by serving others the way he showed us all.
  • My Uncle and Godfather

    Posted on 8/7/15 - by Jani Rubery
    I was only 8 when my Uncle Bill was killed in Vietnam. I can remember the day at school when I was told as though it was yesterday. I recall watching my grandma and mom read his letters every time they arrived. They were always so pleased to get a letter. We still have some of those letters which remain a key part of our family history. He always took the time to play with me and made me laugh. I think of him often and honour him for volunteering to be a soldier. His bravery still inspires me today. I am grateful for all that he taught me in his much to short life.
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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.