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  • Date of Birth:6/29/1949
  • Date of Casualty:9/5/1968
  • Home of Record:NEWPORT NEWS
  • County of Record:CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS
  • State:VA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:45W, 42
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


  • Wall Name:BOBBY J PAPPAN
  • Date of Birth:12/20/1947
  • Date of Casualty:9/5/1968
  • Home of Record:DERBY
  • County of Record:SEDGWICK COUNTY
  • State:KS
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:45W, 43
  • Casualty Province:LONG AN


is honored on Panel 45W, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • 48 years

    Posted on 5/29/16 - by J.T.Geddes
    On this eve of Memorial Day, I count 48 years since the dreadful news reached our home town. You deserved so much more time,so much more life. I guess we are not meant to understand all things of this world.
    I know that your family has not let one day pass without thinking of you. Always missing, always loving, always remembering.
    I have tried to see that your name is only spoken in honor and remembrance. I hope Memorial Day still matters to you in Heaven. I hope you know it still matters to us.
    God bless you and your fallen brothers as well.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/4/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Allen Wayne Orem, 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 1/19/12 - by Shirley (Orem) Cole
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/19/12 - by Shirley (Orem) Cole
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/19/12 - by Shirley (Orem) Cole
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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