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is honored on Panel 16W, Line 96 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • To my brother

    Posted on 3/12/17 - by Judy Rock Evans
    Don L Rock was the youngest of my 4 brothers. We lived on a farm just north of Spokane, WA. We worked very hard on the farm raising and milking cows. I remember well the day we were told he was killed. I had to go across the road to where my dad and sister were working and tell them he was gone. My mother never really go over his death. Now she is in heaven with him and my father. I have a difficult time saying thank you for you service to those who have served in the military because of the way the returning troops were treated during the Vietnam War. I am proud of both of my brothers who severed during this time. Just wanted you to know the man my brother was.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO Don Leslie Rock, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/26/11 - by Robert Sage
    Don is buried at Wild Rose Cem, Deer Park, WA. DFC AM-3OLC PH

    Posted on 12/11/06 - by Bill Nelson: Nam Vet 101st Airborne

    "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 and patriots 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
  • A Hero To Remember

    Posted on 3/18/03 - by Cara Willey
    I want to thank you for the time you spent serving your country. You have started a legacy which will continue on for many years. I look at the bravery and courage you showed and I am encouraged to support my many friends that are in the service right now. Thank you for setting a great example for those to come.

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