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is honored on Panel 9E, Line 104 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • school memories

    Posted on 3/31/17 - by Joan Bickley Groff
    I remember many school days of fun with you and our classmates; thank you for your service and sacrifice.
  • Rest in Peace to a cousin I never knew.

    Posted on 5/7/15 - by Jon Orendorff
    When I saw your name among the other heroes on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, I researched our possible connection and learned we would have been 4th cousins. Distant, but related all the same. I honor your service and sacrifice and am proud to learn of your life and love of country.

  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/3/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Corporal.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Ernest E Orendorff Jr, 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
  • CPL Ernest E. Orendorff Jr., USMC

    Posted on 1/31/10 - by Jim McIlhenney

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC

    3rd Recruit Training Battalion

    Company S

    Platoon 322

    28 February to 8 May 1964

    SDI - SGT C H Palmer

    JDI - SGT Bobby Bramlett

    JDI - SGT J G Robilio

    JDI - SGT J L Haffly

    Photo submitted by Marine Bill McMillian, member of Platoon 322.

    Ernest Orendroff was the only member of this platoon to be KIA in Viet Nam.

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!

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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