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is honored on Panel 27E, Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • D Co. 1stBn 9th Marines 1st Plt 3rd Sqd.

    Posted on 3/10/18 - by Stephen P. Blackburn
    I was Henry's squad leader while we served with "The Walking Dead" First Battalion Ninth Marine Regiment. Henry was good Marine, great comrade & always kept us in stitches with his jokes & wonderful outlook on life. I am honored & proud to have served alongside of him. Semper Fi My Brother
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/10/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
    Semper Fi Marine
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Henry Eathen Oates, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/10/10 - by Robert Sage
    Henry is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Winston-Salem, NC.
  • thank you

    Posted on 4/16/08 - by PFC stephen Ivey
    thank you for the sacrifice that you made on behalf of our nation. it moves me to do my best in all aspects of my life and job, hooah!
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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