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is honored on Panel 37E, Line 69 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Nolan. My great friend. Craig Diuglass Bills.

    Posted on 5/27/17 - by Craig Douglass Bills
    He was my best friend at EHS our last semester, running cross country together, we always first. His niece Debby Ely, McHi, who I had dated in 1964/65, was waiting for me as I drove into my driveway. I knew when I saw her, and nearly crashed. Three days later, his 13th and final letter came to me. We had been writing his whole time in the USMC. RIP. NOLAN. If for no other reason, " Do it for DRILL", as he was fond of retorting, whenever I asked him, why, for any teason.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/5/17
    Nolan, you are not forgotten by your family and friends in Edinburg, TX. I write tributes and post them on the "Remembering Edinburg When" and now "Bobcat Alumni". I wish I'd had the chance to know you because everybody says that you were just the nicest, friendliest guy. I remember when you were killed because you were good friends with my friend's older sister. She said that you were very witty, and if anyone said, "I don't know" to a question, you responded with, "I don't know, but I've been told that the streets in heaven are lined with gold. It sure would be awful if I got there first." Your friend departed this worlld about twelve years ago, so I hope that you're walking on those streets of gold together.
  • Remembered in Edinburg

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Rebeca Johnston
    Nolan, Although I never knew you personally, my father did. He was your Driver's Ed teacher, just as he was the Dr. Ed teacher for just about every student who went to EHS. He called all of you "his boys"., and he never forgot about you. Now, more than forty years later, I am picking up the torch for him to make sure that none of "his boys" are forgotten". I am writing tributes to each of you in a social media site for the community, and this is stirring up discussion about doing something more permanent for y'all. I started out working on obtaining photos for this project, The Wall of Faces, thinking that it was an impossible task. Every time that I get close to completing my goal of having a photo for every guy in Edinburg, the line gets moved because somebody else from Edinburg gets added to the list. I learn from your friends that these guys definitely went to EHS and graduated from EHS, but for some reason, listed some other place as their hometown. No picture? No problem. I will add them to the list. "We are proud to call you one of our own. Welcome home." We, the citizens of Edinburg, are grateful for your service, we mourn you together as a community, and we choose never to forget you. "Friends bound together by RED and BLUE!" RIP, Marine.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/6/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
    Semper Fi Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Nolan Lester 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.

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