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is honored on Panel 38W, Line 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/20/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you Sergeant Reiff for your leadership and exemplary courage under fire.
  • Salisbury Hills Soldier

    Posted on 10/29/14 - by William Pemberton
    Mike grew up in the Salisbury Hills area of Independence,MO.My Dad and his Dad both worked at the Bendix (later Allied Signal) plant in Kansas City and rode to work together. Mike went to William Chrisman High School. I'll never forget the shock of finding out that Mike had died.Mr. Reiff didn't return to work for two or three weeks.I answered the call he made to inform Dad he wouldn't be going to work for awhile. Vern Reiff was truly devastated by the loss of Mike - his firstborn son. The entire neighborhood seemed to go silent for about a month. Nobody seemed to know what to say and didn't seem to want to talk about it.1968 was a bad year for our neighborhood.In the spring we lost Marine Jimmy Johnson (and his bride - on their wedding day) to a drunk driver. Then we lost Mike.Of the guys from the neighborhood that served in Vietnam,only Jerry Youngblood (Army) remained alive.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Michael Dean Reiff, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Childhood Friend

    Posted on 3/26/12 - by Jim Eckhoff
    As boys we roamed Salisbury Hills together. I think of him often.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/21/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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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.