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is honored on Panel 30W, Line 81 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I think of you often

    Posted on 8/20/16 - by paulette
    Dear Donnie, I was just a little girl, nearly 10 when you died in Vietnam and that has impacted my life. I think of you often, have many questions, and talk of you. just wanted you to know
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Donald Lee Rupe, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 11/19/12 - by Shari Kirkpatrick

    photo provided by Bob Drahozal Linn County History Center Library and Renate Bernstein

  • Rest in Peace

    Posted on 11/17/12 - by David Olsen

    Rest in peace fellow soldier you are not forgotten

  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/2/10 - by Robert Sage
    Don is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Solon, IA. BSM PH
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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