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is honored on Panel 31W, Line 40 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Memorial Video

    Posted on 4/29/18 - by John Wolfram
    Vietnam Memorial Bible School built in honor of my fallen friends:
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/23/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Gary Wendell Smith, Served with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • You are not forgotten Gary!

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by John Wolfram
    I've been thinking of you the past few days Gary, and miss our good times together. On this 2016 Memorial Day I salute you!
  • High school friend

    Posted on 3/17/15 - by John Wolfram
    Thank you Gary for your service to our country. Though we were not close I admired you from afar. You had a very likeable personality and were well liked by all. Along with Larry Smith and Terry Beck Fort Atkinson lost some quality young men. You are missed by all. – John Wolfram
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/30/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Gary Wendell 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
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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