Remembering An American HeroPosted on 12/17/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SSGT James David Stuessel, sirMORE
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
Never ForgottenPosted on 6/25/11 MORE
Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial HighwayPosted on 6/22/10 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgA portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.MORE
We RememberPosted on 6/8/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comJames is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina, CA. BSM PH
A Classmate RememberedPosted on 1/22/02 - by Joseph BoguckiI was in NCOC School at Fort Benning with James.I see from an old company roster that James graduated as an E6, so he was a good soldier. We were in different platoons, so I didn't know him that well, but today, I feel compelled to leave this remembrance for him. Like the fifteen others in our class who gave their lives, James will never be forgotten by his classmates and brothers. Rest in peace, James. Your battle is over.MORE
CACTI FOREVERPosted on 8/1/01 - by Ben YoumansA Company, 1/35th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Inf Division.MORE
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
Lost ClassmatePosted on 8/15/99 - by SSG Steven D Houghton 71st LRRP firstname.lastname@example.orgJames Stuessel and I were classmates once. We both trained to be Infantry Non Commisioned Officers at Fort Benning Georgia. We were in NCOC class 33 of the 71st Co. That of course landed us both in Vietnam.MORE
Being in a different platoon than myself, I have no personal memories thirty years later. I look at his photo here in our classbook this morning and I see a young man with a big smile. A young man, like 15 others in our unit who died way before he should have. James was the fourth of sixteen out of our unit to die. I feel compelled to place some rememberance of him as I have the other 15 lost clasmates. I'm sorry James, for you and your family.
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 www.buildthecenter.org.