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is honored on Panel 14E, Line 75 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/18/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

  • Known by a name

    Posted on 4/9/04 - by Christy Stoller
    My eyes scan the wall,
    Erected in memorial.
    So many died,
    So many sacrificed.
    My fingers touch a name,
    One of the many.
    Who was this hero?
    I did not know James. His name is all I know. His life is a mystery. It is odd, I think, to be known by ones death. How he lived, I do not know, but my heart is filled with compassion when I think of the life that he sacrificed for our country, his life. God bless your memory, James. May it live on in the hearts of countless Americans, forever. You have my gratitude and respect. May you rest in peace. (Posted as part of the Gridley High School posting project.)
  • Thank you

    Posted on 3/17/04 - by Heidi Finck
    My name is Heidi Finck and I attend the Gridley High School. I’m doing a school posting project for my History class. While doing this project I realized there was more to this project than I thought. I now realize that if it wasn’t for soldiers like you I would not have the freedoms I have today, so now I look at you and I am proud of what you have done for me. I will never forget the obligations you had to do for your country. You will always be respected and never forgotten.

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