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is honored on Panel 4W, Line 94 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/12/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/21/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Lance Corporal Amado Alaniz Jr., Served with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/30/15 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Amado Alaniz Jr, 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
  • To Amado, from Amado -- Marine Corps Brother

    Posted on 10/6/07 - by Amado Alaniz, former Marine
    Dear Amado,
    As combat Marines we who made it back to the "world", still left something behind in the paddies, jungles, or mountains of Vietnam. Loss of limb, loss of hope, or loss of soul-- none came back whole. I am so very sorry that yours was loss of life. To this day, I have not brought myself to see the WALL for I will recognize too many names...once I even believed that my name belonged on many times it could have been...later I heard it called "survivor's guilt", then I heard of you, Amado Alaniz, Jr. For many years my high school friends thought that it was me on the WALL, since my parents had moved from what was home to the big city, and I came "home" to them and lost all ties to the past. You see, my name is Amado Alaniz, former USMC, 1st Marines, Vietnam (summer '68 - Jan. '70). Maybe we are related in family by blood, if not, then in blood we are related by War and the Marine Corps! My son's name is M. Amado Alaniz. Because of "agent orange", we waited to have him and is a young teenager. When the time is right, I will tell him about my Brother Marine, Amado, and the legacy his name will never be forgotten Amado Alaniz, Jr.
    May you rest in peace and smile a big smile when my thoughts and prayers reach where you now exist.
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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