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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank you Lieutenant

    Posted on 5/12/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Dennis William Peterson, for your continued vigilant and faithful service, to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten!

    Again, thank you Lieutenant Peterson, for a job well done!


  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/21/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

    We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
  • A Great Cousin

    Posted on 1/8/03 - by Walter H.
    I will always remember Dennis. I visit him at the wall everytime im in D.C.on business. He took me on a visit to USC when I was attending HPHS. I was there when he got his Navy tie clipped for his first solo flight. I was up at NAS Alameda and he took me on board his ship and showed me his helicopter. Pictures of Sharon, Uncle Dud and Aunt Gen. I was in the Marine Corps and was on my way to Nam for my second tour. We played golf that day and had lunch. That was the last time I saw Dennis. I remember when I received the letter from my Grandmother, telling me about Dennis, that it was one of the few times that I cried over there. Years later I ran into an Air Force Colonel at a seminar that he was the guest speaker and as it turned out, he was the pilot that Dennis was attempting to rescue on that fateful day. The Colonel spent 6 years as a POW. Dennis will always be in my heart and I will treasure all the times we spent.
  • A friend and a neighbor

    Posted on 11/20/02 - by Alan Hayashi
    Dennis was my neighbor in Chula Vista CA. I remember he was on his second tour in Viet Nam when his wife came to our house to give us gymnastic gear that he used at USC. She said "He won't need this anymore!" She was pregnant with their first child that he never knew. I have some of his last picture camping in Mexico
  • Memories

    Posted on 5/31/99 - by Carol Cloud
    We went to high school together. He was our class president. He was a really great guy. He was the first in our class to be lost to the war. We will remember him always.

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.