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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 93 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Just learned he left a young wife at home...who never remarried...

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by K
    May they now be together in Heaven
  • Forever Remembered...Never Forgotten...He is Why We Stand And Salute the Flag...RIP Ed

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by Izzy
    Edward Lamar Simmons
    ON THE WALL: Panel 3E Line 93
    This page Copyright© 1997-2018 Ltd.
    Home of Record: La Fayette, GA
    Date of birth: 08/07/1942
    Service Branch: Army of the United States
    Grade at loss: E4
    Rank: Specialist Four
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 14718255
    MOS: 11C30: Indirect Fire Infantryman
    Length Service: 04
    Start Tour: 08/16/1965
    Incident Date: 11/17/1965
    Casualty Date: 11/17/1965
    Status Date: Not Applicable
    Status Change: Not Applicable
    Age at Loss: 23
    Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Repatriated: Not Applicable
    Identified: Not Applicable
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
    Data accessed: 6/30/2018

  • KIA with 151 of his Comrades at Ambush at LZ Albany In Ia Drang Valley Nov. 17, 1965

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by K
    Eddy was an Infantry Soldier... and he died a Soldier’s Death fighting for and with his friends and comrades till the end
    God Bless You Eddy
    And God Bless All who died with you that day
    You and your comrades are why we stand and salute our flag
    See you in Heaven
  • Always Remember

    Posted on 7/13/17 - by Zena Butler
    I wish you were still here so I could have known my uncle. I was not quite 3 when you were killed. But even at such a young age, I still remember certain things when you were laid to rest. My aunt Stella begging to see you, the 21 gun salute and the lonesome sound of the bugle playing TAPS. Rest In Peace my uncle, you will never be forgotten.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/31/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Edward Lamar Simmons, 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.

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