Remembering An American HeroPosted on 2/28/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SP4 Thomas Charles Pigg, sirMORE
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
Honoring California Vietnam CasualtiesPosted on 8/25/12 - by Billy M. Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
May his sacrifice not be forgotten. From the 1964 La Sierra High School Annual-Carmichael, California
La Sierra High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Carmichael, CAPosted on 8/13/11 - by email@example.comThe La Sierra High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of the Earl J. Koobs Nature Study Area, adjacent to Garfield Elementary School in Carmichael, CA. The memorial is dedicated to 14 former students of La Sierra High School who lost their lives in Vietnam. The land for the nature area was purchased by students from La Sierra High School and Garfield Elementary in 1971. It was dedicated to Earl J. Koobs in 1973, to honor his inspiration for and dedication to the area. The La Sierra High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial was created the same year and is one of the first known Vietnam memorials in California. It was crafted in the high school metal shop by students wanting to remember their classmates lost during the war. While access to site is limited, each Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day a ceremony takes place honoring those who sacrificed their lives for their country. The above picture demonstrates the amphitheater-style setting of the memorial. The bottom image contains the names of the 11 soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam (including the names of 4 others who died serving their country).MORE
We RememberPosted on 6/22/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgThomas is buried at Mt Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks,CA. BSM
You will never be forgottenPosted on 4/10/03 - by Ashley Kiefer
I just want to thank you for your service during the war. You made a great sacrifice to put others in front of yourself, and for that you lost yours. This is one of the best sacrifices ever made and one that will never be forgotten. Many of you soldiers are loved and missed, but we are grateful and proud of what you did for this country. Thank you and may you rest in peace.
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 www.buildthecenter.org.