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  • Wall Name:JOSEPH W WIRTH
  • Date of Birth:10/18/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/2/1970
  • Home of Record:HANSON
  • County of Record:PLYMOUTH COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:13W, 76
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI


  • Date of Birth:10/16/1951
  • Date of Casualty:3/3/1970
  • Home of Record:VERO BEACH
  • County of Record:INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:13W, 77
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


is honored on Panel 13W, Line 76 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance



    Posted on 7/1/04 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. 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 sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
  • Thank You Soldier

    Posted on 3/3/04 - by Joshua Stoller
    I am a sophomore at Gridley High School, located
    in Gridley Il. As a world history class we have
    decided so a Gridley High School Posting Project to
    remember soldiers such as your self that have paid the
    ultimate sacrifice for . I just want to acknowledge
    you for this incredible brave deed that you were
    willing to commit for your family, friends, and
    country. Thank you again and may God Bless.
  • Stars and Stripes Forever

    Posted on 2/28/04 - by Christy Stoller
    Let martial note in triumph float
    And liberty extend its mighty hand
    A flag appears 'mid thunderous cheers,
    The banner of the Western land.
    The emblem of the brave and true
    Its folds protect no tyrant crew;
    The red and white and starry blue
    Is freedom's shield and hope.

    Let eagle shriek from lofty peak
    The never-ending watchword of our land;
    Let summer breeze waft through the trees
    The echo of the chorus grand.
    Sing out for liberty and light,
    Sing out for freedom and the right.
    Sing out for Union and its might,
    O patriotic sons.

    Hurrah for the flag of the free.
    May it wave as our standard forever
    The gem of the land and the sea,
    The banner of the right.
    Let despots remember the day
    When our fathers with might endeavor
    Proclaimed as they marched to the fray,
    That by their might and by their right
    It waves forever.

    This is an excerpt from John Phillip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever". Even though it was published in 1896 it has remained in the hearts of countless Americans till today. It holds within it's lyrics the meaning of freedom and pride of America. I as an American am able to experience that freedom and thankfulness without fear. I owe my gratitude to those heros who "marched to the fray" proclaiming "that by their might and by their right" our country stands with our flag waving high. I thank you Daniel for your life. You are my fellow American and have my respect. God Bless You and your loved ones. May you rest in peace. (Posted as part of the Gridley High School posting project.)

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