The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +


is honored on Panel 37E, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/10/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • 48 years ago

    Posted on 2/3/16 - by Irene (Akehurst) Bryant
    It will soon be 48 years since we lost you. I can still see your smile as you turned just before boarding the plane in Portland, Oregon. Your extended
    family has not forgotten you as we let the younger generations know about
    the war. I have a folder ready to leave my 2 daughter and 2 grandchildren
    so they will better understand. Rod Adams has located me several years
    ago and that has been so special to me. His comment at the time " Is this
    the sister that Howard loved so much " still touches me. Some day I hope
    to see Rod again in person as I plan to take my grandkids to Washington
    DC to see the Memorial Wall that is so much a part of our history. I am
    retired now but still send $5 monthly to help with the Education Center and I have been locating some of the local (Texas) Veterans whose pictures are still needed for the important work of the Education Center. In my mind your are
    with our mom and dad and my son. I love you.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/6/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
    Semper Fi Marine.
  • Remembering You Today

    Posted on 2/6/14 - by Andrea
    I didn't know you but want to thank you for serving our country and to remember and honor you today on the anniversary of your death.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Howard David Akehurst, 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
1 2 3

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