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

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    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.
  • The Wall That Heals Remembers James McElvain

    Posted on 1/17/18 - by Anita Kelly
    San Dimas HEROES Veteran's Monument Foundation is honored to be hosting traveling exhibit "The Wall That Heals", March 22-25, 2018, at Lone Hill Middle School, San Dimas. We will be remembering the extraordinary and heroic service of JAMES RICHARD MCELVAIN, a great American. 626.698.2463 (Anita Kelly) for further details. Thank you, and God bless of Troops, Veterans, and the Fallen...
  • My Father

    Posted on 9/19/17 - by Kerstin McElvain
    Don't remember much about my father, as I was a infant at the time of my fathers service. Life has been challenging without my dad in my life. I have imagined what life would be if he were here to guide me through troubling times, but none the less he guides me in spirit. My father served our country and died with many for our country. Respect to our soldiers in each branch. His children have his braclets, dog tags and medals. Please keep yours and pass them on to people that need to know what our soldiers sacrifice is for. I'm glad I am an American.
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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.