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  • Wall Name:IRWIN S LERNER
  • Date of Birth:10/17/1941
  • Date of Casualty:12/20/1972
  • Home of Record:STRATFORD
  • County of Record:FAIRFIELD COUNTY
  • State:CT
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:MAJ
  • Panel/Line: 1W, 97
  • Casualty Province:NZ


  • Wall Name:CRAIG A PAUL
  • Date of Birth:8/28/1946
  • Date of Casualty:12/20/1972
  • Home of Record:COLUMBUS
  • County of Record:FRANKLIN
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line: 1W, 97
  • Casualty Province:NZ


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 96 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank you

    Posted on 4/14/17 - by Katie Martin
    I have been wearing a bracelet with your name on it for many years. When I wear it, I remember the sacrifice that you gave. Your death was not in vain. I am honored to keep your memory alive.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/20/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you Chief Master Sergeant for your devotion, leadership, skill, and courage.
  • Everyday.....

    Posted on 8/3/16 - by Nichole Zeman
    Hello my friend, I wear you on my wrist everyday to keep your memory alive. Although we never met and we are not related I want you to know I cannot express my love and gratitude for the freedom your sacrifice has given myself and my family. I pray someday for your return home.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear American Hero,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 2/27/06 - 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