The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +

HARVEY RICHARD SANDERS

  • Wall Name:HARVEY R SANDERS
  • Date of Birth:7/24/1945
  • Date of Casualty:5/12/1967
  • Home of Record:GARDEN GROVE
  • County of Record:ORANGE COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:19E, 101
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

LOREN MICHAEL SCHMITZ

  • Wall Name:LOREN M SCHMITZ
  • Date of Birth:8/4/1944
  • Date of Casualty:5/12/1967
  • Home of Record:SPRINGFIELD
  • County of Record:BROWN COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:19E, 100
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH

WILLIAM LEROY SANDERS


is honored on Panel 19E, Line 100 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance

REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of PFC William L. Sanders

    Posted on 8/24/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    PFC William L. Sanders was a military policeman serving with the 615th MP Company. In the early morning hours of May 12, 1967, PFC Sanders was manning an M60 machine gun on an armored patrol jeep on Highway 1A. He and his fellow MP's were serving as a Highway Security Force. At about 0330 hours, southeast of the RMK Rock Quarry at a point between Thu Duc and Long Binh Post known as “Gasoline Alley,” the Viet Cong ambushed the one armored and one open patrol jeep. Several of the patrol members were immediately wounded. PFC Sanders quickly shouted to his comrades to take cover then stepped beyond the protective armor plating of his jeep, turned his weapon and began firing at the enemy in the tree line at the side of the road. That action allowed the other MPs to move to a place of safety. Sanders continued firing from his exposed position until he was mortally wounded. Three others were wounded in the ambush. Another two were not injured. For his bravery in action, Sanders was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart Medals. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and PFC Sander’s Silver Star citation]
    MORE
  • 615th MP Company

    Posted on 5/14/14 - by Salvador Molina
    We were both young warriors in the 615Th MP Co. You were 19 and I was 25 so I called you Mijo, short for Mi Hijo which means my son in Spanish. I remember one time when you and I were down by the river and shooting broke out in the jungle about 30 years away and your actions showed lots of courage. You were killed in an ambush in Gasoline Alley a month after I left Vietnam. I was deeply saddened to hear of your death. I have thought of you often over the years and your name is on my phone. I have tried to find your family over the years to tell them of their brave son but have been unable to find family members. Today is your birthday. I am sad. You were not at our Nam reunion in Colorado Springs last week but we talked about you and I teared up.. We missed you.
    MORE
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/6/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC William Leroy Sanders, 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
    MORE
  • Photo

    Posted on 1/19/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
    MORE
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 5/12/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    William, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
    MORE
1 2

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 www.buildthecenter.org.