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is honored on Panel 1W, Line 94 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/23/19 - by Dennis Wriston
    Lieutenant Colonel James Richard McElvain, Served with the 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • James

    Posted on 3/23/19
    James....Honoring you on your birthday...God Bless

    Posted on 11/13/18 - by Gina Houston
    Please contact me. I am related to James R McElvain.
  • To Lt. Col. James R. McElvain

    Posted on 11/8/18 - by Scott McElvain, Major, USAF retired
    My father's roommate was shot down and was a POW until the end of the war. My dad was the hospital commander, but flew during WWII and flew on missions as a medical observer. After rotating back to the states, he died of a heart attack. I wore his roommates POW bracelet until he came back and when it broke in two pieces, was able to give him half at an Air Force group reunion. I recently found a POW bracelet with Lt. Col. McElvain's name and will wear it until the rest of my life. I was hoping to contact a relative to see if there is a later picture of him in uniform. I also have a great deal of genealogical info on the McElvain family and am VP of the Scottish Clan MacBean that the McElvains are a sept, or subfamily of.
  • MIA Bracelet

    Posted on 2/27/18 - by Beth Engel
    I had Major McElvain's bracelet in the 70's. Just uncovered it in my high school memorabilia. What an honor. What a sacrifice he gave to our country. Such sadness seeing his beautiful face. I will cherish the bracelet as I have for decades.
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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.