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is honored on Panel 11E, Line 119 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/17/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Kermitt Chevene Parnell, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/10/10 - by Robert Sage
    Kermit is buried at Rockfish Memorial PArk in Fayetteville, NC.
  • Angel Day

    Posted on 10/27/09 - by 60s Girl
    I don’t know where to begin to express my gratitude to someone so courageous, but I will try.

    I want to thank you for taking up the call to serve your country so honorably and I want to thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that any man can make – your precious life. Please know that these mere words come from my heart and I mean ever one of them.

    No matter how others may feel you did not die in vain, nor was the war senseless. You and your brothers-in-arms whose names are engraved on The Wall have and will be an influence for good in this country. You and the others have influenced the youth of our country – this is shown by the remembrances these young people have left for all of you on this site. You all have touch a cord in them and they will remember your sacrifice all of their lives; so, your deaths are not in vain.

    I am proud of you and the others and can hardly wait for the day when I will be able to meet you and give my thanks to you all.

    You courageous men have touched me to my very soul with your selfless actions and I will spend the rest of my day honoring you all in whatever way that I can. Thank you for the bottom of my heart!!

    On this your Angel Day I leave this quote for you it’s from the movie We Were Soldiers:

    To fallen soldiers, let us sing,
    Where no rockets fly or bullets wing
    Our broken brothers let us bring
    To the Mansions of the Lord

    No more bleeding, no more fight
    No prayers pleading through the night,
    Just divine embrace, eternal light
    In the Mansions of the Lord

    Where no mothers cry and no children weep
    We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
    Through the ages safely keep
    The Mansions of the Lord

    Posted on 10/20/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • Remembering...

    Posted on 10/27/03 - by Kaitlyn Paxton
    I am writing this remembrance as a class assignment for Vietnam War Veterans. I am currently a senior at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. We are trying to get at least one remembrance for every man/woman who lost their lives serving their country. I felt this assignment would be one that if taken to heart would serve a lot of good, not only to family members but also to admirers and the general people.

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.