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  • Thank you

    Posted on 2/14/17
    Thank you so much for serving. I'm wishing you and your family a Happy Valentine's Day.
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 11/19/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Rex Marcel Sherman
    Date of birth: April 8, 1951
    Date of death: November 19, 1969
    Home of record: Romney West Virginia
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal [then Private First Class] Rex Marcel Sherman, United States Army, for gallantry in action. Private First Class Sherman distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 November 1969, while serving as a senior observer for a Ranger patrol with Company C (Ranger), 75th Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate). On that date; Private Sherman's team effected an ambush of approximately thirty enemy soldiers, killing eight of them out right. The remaining enemy began delivering a hail of small arms and automatic fire on the team, threatening to overrun the friendly position. At one point during the contact, the enemy attempted to overrun the patrol from the rear by utilizing a human wave attack. Private Sherman, with complete disregard for his own safety, exposed himself to the assault, enabling the team to thwart the charge. He then maneuvered his team into a position where they could lay down an effective base of fire on enemy positions while Private Sherman unhesitatingly left the relative security of his team to recover enemy weapons and documents from the dead enemy soldiers in the area, withstanding withering hostile fire as he proceeded. As supporting elements began arriving, Private Sherman dashed across a nearby clearing attempting to deliver the captured documents and weapons to a waiting helicopter, but was mortally wounded by enemy fire. Private First Class Sherman's heroic devotion to duty unswerving determination in the face of a numerically superior enemy force were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 15 (January 7, 1970)

    Action Date: November 19, 1969

    Service: Army

    Rank: Corporal

    Company: Company C (Ranger)

    Regiment: 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger), 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate)
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  • Thank you for your sacrifice

    Posted on 9/21/16 - by Michael Traupman lvmc.mt@gmail.com
    I am a supporter of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. I ride with a motorcycle club called Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets.
    Nothing I can say or do would be enough to honor your sacrifice.
    Thank you, Rex.
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  • I Received Your Story In The Mail

    Posted on 9/20/16 - by Abigail Mohr abbiemohr1708@gmail.com
    My name is Abigail Mohr. I am 18 years old. My grandfather was KIA in Vietnam on April 25, 1968. I received your story in the mail, along with a rubbing of your name. I cannot imagine dying so young, but you died a hero. Thank you for that selfless sacrifice. I owe my life to all of the fallen. I sent my warmest regards to your family.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/8/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Rex Marcel Sherman, Served with Company C, 75th Infantry Regiment (Rangers), 173rd Airborne Brigade. Montani Semper Liberi !
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.