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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 123 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/2/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Duane Charles Smith, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Face of a Hero

    Posted on 1/18/18 - by Sel J. Wong
    This is his boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Platoon 220. He earned the title “U.S. Marine” on May 26, 1965.

    Thank you for your service to our great country my brother. Semper Fi.
  • Smitty, you helped shape my life!

    Posted on 10/7/15 - by Brad Bauer
    I wish I could have had you around the last 50 years. I was 9 years old when you were taken, and I idolized you! The lessons I learned from you in the short time I knew you are still in practice today. Most importantly respect and courage. I wish you could have shared my victories, endured my hardships and help guide me in my journeys in a physical sense. You have however witnessed these times in a spiritual sense. I think of you often my brother and love you very much. Thank you for your sacrifice-the ultimate gift to all Americans and the free world. Semper Fi. Love Brad
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Duane Charles Smith, 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
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/13/10 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
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The Wall of Faces

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