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is honored on Panel 4W, Line 17 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/7/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Richard David Saldana, Served with Company E, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
  • Imagine

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Dannette Coronado
    I've never met you, but hear you were a wonderful son and brother. I have heard many stories about you, one of them is your yellow car. Your mom, my nani, would tell me about how you owned a car with flames on it and it was bright yellow.
    When you left for war, the car was obviously left behind. Gramma would say how she drove it a few times then stopped driving it because it was too flashy for her.
    I imagine what you would be like, if you would be the "cool" uncle that myself and my children would love to be around. I imagine so, I think if you were anything like your father, my grampa "papa nono", you were amazing.
    Today is a day we remember you and all the other brothers and sisters who so bravely served and gave their lives for our freedom. - I love you Tio Richard, and you are deeply missed.
  • My Uncle Richard

    Posted on 3/10/14 - by Delilah Rakestraw
    Dear Uncle Richard,
    I never met you, but I feel a strong connection to you. Every time I see someone serving our country, I think of you.
    My story:
    Grandpa told me while raising you boys, he always told you: "Men don't hug other men & men don't cry."
    The day you left for your tour to Vietnam, grandpa said he cried for the first time, and he hugged you. Both two things he always told you guys not to do. He said you guys stood in front of the front door crying & hugging, holding on to each other.
    He told me he was so proud, scared, and something in the pit of his stomach told him, that was the only chance he'd have left to tell you how much he loved you.
    I'll never forget that conversation with Grandpa.
    You are both in heaven now, holding on to each other.
    Love you Uncle Richard.
  • Family Hero

    Posted on 1/11/14 - by Francisco Sedeno
    My father's cousin, Richard SaldaƱa is truly a hero. My father Frank Sedeno told me Richard completed one tour in Vietnam. During that tour, he made a pact with a friend to finish the other's tour, should on die in the line of duty. While keeping his promise to his friend, Richard paid the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Piece Richard... You earned it.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Richard David Saldana, 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
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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