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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 125 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Every Christmas

    Posted on 5/18/18 - by T. Beal
    I put my Stanley Olmstead MIA bracelet on the Christmas tree in honor of him, of my friend Richard D. B. Shepherd who stepped on a land mine in the Iron Triangle, of the many who accepted service no matter what they knew of the politics, including some who knew if they did not serve, some poor American would be put in their place... and for all the Vietnamese caught up on either side of the post colonial/cold war.
  • I met Stanley Olmsteads when I was senior in high school in Marshall Ok

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Becky Morris
    I lived with and worked for Cdr Olmteads family while I finished high school. They were a wonderful family. I met his sister Carolyn and brother Kieth also. I met Stanley while he was home on leave before leaving for Vietnam. My heart was broken for his family when I got the news he was MIA
  • Honored

    Posted on 5/28/17 - by Lesli DeVito
    Like many here, I wore the MIA Bracelet of LCDR Stanley E Olmstead throughout my teens and twenties .
    Last year, I felt compelled to find out more about Stanley Olmsted and even wrote a blog post in his honor.

    It is touching to read poems and letters left by family and to know that others wore bracelets bearing his name. Thank you Stanley Olmsted for your service and for your life. It is an honor to have worn your name.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/12/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Commander Stanley Edward Olmstead, Served with Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7), USS Independence, United States Naval Forces .
  • His Father the Colonel

    Posted on 11/17/15 - by John H. Tramel
    I remember the summer of '75. I spent it working outside of the small town of Marshall, Oklahoma. The Colonel, Mr. Olmstead, hired me to work the farm doing odd jobs for him. He was stern, but fair. He was by far one of the most moral men that I had ever known. He treated with fairness and equity even though my social station in life was far beneath his. I cannot forget his kindness, nor will I ever leave his memory behind. This death of his son weighed heavy on his mind. How could any man deal with such a thing? Losing a son never to see him again. May God bless the memories of those that have died to give us our freedom!
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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.