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is honored on Panel 24E, Line 38 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Dear cousin

    Posted on 7/13/17 - by Colette Miles
    I am to young to remember you but my father spoke of you and your brothers and sisters. There are family that still remember. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.
  • Remembering a Hero

    Posted on 1/12/17 - by Dan Brookhart
    My grandmother was a nurse at the Anne Wittenmyer Home where Carl lived after his parents died. She spoke of him often and always fretted that the orphans who died in war would not have anyone to remember them.
  • My folks miss Carl

    Posted on 1/30/15 - by Richard Sorensen
    My folks at times spoke of Carl while I was growing up but I was only five years old when he was KIA. He got to know the Sorensen family by hanging around the National Guard unit my dad was running in Cherokee Iowa and Carl was treated like a son by them, I know the loss of Carl upsets them to this day and the only picture they have of him is the same one on this profile, a picture from a newspaper. I guess I'm writing this to show Carl who's up above can see that there are those of us down here that still remember him.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Carl John Olson, 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
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 3/1/13 - by Shari Kirkpatrick


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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