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is honored on Panel 23W, Line 17 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • husband was killed with ichard

    Posted on 7/30/17 - by wife of fellow army 82md airborne
    my husband herman judy jr was killed with you all were heros
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/23/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Richard Lee Patterson, Served with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/29/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Richard Lee Patterson, 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
  • An OCS friend

    Posted on 1/9/16 - by Charles A. (Tony) Bougere
    Dick and I graduated together from OCS in June, 1968. He was a strong and rugged Officer candidate with a great sense of humor. I lost touch with him until I arrived in Vietnam where I saw the "week's dead" issue of Life Magazine. I was saddened by his passing and have remembered him for all these years. God bless you Dick.
  • a good officer

    Posted on 9/14/12 - by Doug Houston

    He was my platoon leader and did what he thought was necessary in the field to succeed. I respected him for that.

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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