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is honored on Panel 6E, Line 123 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My only brother

    Posted on 6/3/15 - by Freda White
    I miss your gentle spirit, that beautiful wide smile and the crazy things we used to do. After all of these years, I still miss you.

    God has a gift for you from me, my son, his name is Aubrey. Look after him for me until it's my time to join you.

    Thank you Kenny for your service to protect us. God has your reward, rest in peace until we meet again.
  • In Remembrance this Memorial Day

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Lyris Clark
    Just wanted to post that you are much loved and remembered; not only for your service and sacrifice but for the kind, gentle, determined and protective young man your family knew. I've had the opportunity to get to know and grow to love many members of your family and you are the topic of many conversations. Your name and shared memories still bring smiles to their faces. The face and smile I love most belongs to your son and namesake. I know you are checking in on him and that you would be proud of the man he is. Thank you for all you did, for all you gave and for all you left behind to cherish your memory.
  • We will never forget a real American hero

    Posted on 3/4/15 - by
    Thelbert, I did not know you; but I know your sisters and your beautiful mother. As you know she is now 101 years of age, and she lives in Chicago with your sisters Wanda and Freda. I knew your dad when he was a live. Your dad was as you know a kind and sensitive man. I miss him. I heard so much about your bravery; being an only son you did not have to go, but yet when your country called, you answered. I'm in touch with your sister Cheryl who lives in Detroit, we talk often. We are really close friends. Thank you for your sacrifice. One day I will get a chance to meet you and say hello to you and your father. I know he will be smiling. I know that God is taking care of you and just wanted you to know that we reminder and a grateful nation remembers.
  • I love your son

    Posted on 5/13/14 - by Lyris Nicole
    Dear Sir,
    I met your son a few years ago. As I've gotten to know him I've had the honor and privilege of meeting your family. You saw your baby boy only one time through a photograph taken when he was only a few weeks old. Your widow brought your legacy into the world and you left a legacy to your country. Your 100 year old mother and 3 sisters have embraced me into their life as I have fallen so deeply for the amazing man you created. I dreamed I met you and was properly introduced to the handsome young soldier I've seen in pictures. You would be so proud of your namesake and of the family who so cherishes your memory. Your son is a gentleman who is protective of those he loves and steadfast in his beliefs. He has a gentle soul and a warrior's spirit. He is funny and responsible and so full of love it is an adventure to be caught up. I love this man you've created, I see you in his smile and have been told he gets his kindness from you. Thank you for your unselfish courage and desire to serve, protect and provide for your family and your country. I know your family still feels your love and presence and know you stand guard to their happiness. Thank you for your son who loves me and brings such joy to my life. He guards my heart and makes me feel precious and cherished. His father has taught him well.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/17/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Thelbert K Thompson Jr, 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