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JOHN WILLARD SWANSON JR

  • Wall Name:JOHN W SWANSON JR
  • Date of Birth:4/1/1938
  • Date of Casualty:6/15/1967
  • Home of Record:ARLINGTON
  • County of Record:BUREAU COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:LTC
  • Panel/Row:21E, 109
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:NZ

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT THORPE

  • Wall Name:FRANKLIN R THORPE
  • Date of Birth:8/7/1948
  • Date of Casualty:6/15/1967
  • Home of Record:TARBORO
  • County of Record:EDGECOMBE COUNTY
  • State:NC
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:21E, 109
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

VALENTINO TAUAESE


is honored on Panel 21E, Row 109 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/4/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP5 Valentino Tauaese, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/28/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Valentino is buried at Fagato, American Samoa. PH
  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 5/4/10 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    A 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.
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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 6/15/05 - by Bill Nelson 2/502nd Infantry,101st Airborne bill.nelson@hbo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    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 "Band of Vietnam Brothers"
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  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 6/15/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Valentino, Although we never met,I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we have today.
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.