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  • Date of Birth:5/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:8/29/1968
  • Home of Record:EDINA
  • County of Record:HENNEPIN COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:46W, 62
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


  • Wall Name:JAMES D RAYNOR
  • Date of Birth:11/2/1946
  • Date of Casualty:8/29/1968
  • Home of Record:EMPIRE
  • County of Record:WALKER COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:45W, 1
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 45W, Line 1 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Tino'

    Posted on 4/8/16 - by
    Just a remembrance about you, you and your family lived across the street from me, I lived on N. Union and you guys was on N. Tacoma. I ran around with your older brother Charlie Sampson and your other brother Joe Rangel. My name is Vern Pflieger, everybody called me Vernroy because thats what my Grandma called me and our neighborhood friends too. Also Billy Ennis was the one that informed me that you had been killed in Nam and I was so sorry to hear that. You was such a quiet kid and we loved you like every neighborhood kid does. Im a little older than you, 1940, hope your family gets to read this. God Bless you and a salute to you for your service. I'll have to say tears came to my eyes when I found out about your death. Goodbye friend...and neighbor
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/11/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Florentino Rangel, 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
  • Thank Your

    Posted on 11/14/10 - by Kody Rackers
    Mr. Rangel

    I wanted to thank you for serving our country. You payed the ultimate price, for that I will always be grateful.

    Thank You

    Posted on 7/31/06 - 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 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/27/05 - by Robert Sage
    Florentino is buried at Ft Riley Nat Cem.
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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