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JOSEPH ANTHONY PADILLA

  • Wall Name:JOSEPH A PADILLA
  • Date of Birth:3/20/1946
  • Date of Casualty:5/18/1968
  • Home of Record:CHEYENNE
  • County of Record:LARAMIE COUNTY
  • State:WY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:62E, 18
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

JERRY LEON PETTY

  • Wall Name:JERRY L PETTY
  • Date of Birth:8/27/1947
  • Date of Casualty:5/18/1968
  • Home of Record:MARSHFIELD
  • County of Record:WEBSTER COUNTY
  • State:MO
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:62E, 22
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

HAROLD DOUGLAS PEPPERS


is honored on Panel 62E, Line 22 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 5/28/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL GERALD BRADLEY,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A RIFLEMAN. SEMPER FI. IT IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, BUT ON ALL DAYS WE SHOULD HONOR YOU. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear American Hero,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/7/12
    (Photo Credit: Diane Hillier Finlay) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • Silver Star Citation (Full)

    Posted on 1/15/12 - by A Marine
    Silver Star

    Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Gerald G. Bradley (MCSN: 2394208), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company E, Second Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 15 January 1969, Company E was participating in a cordon placed around the village of Cam Sa (1) in Quang Nam Province when the Marines came under intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from a platoon-sized enemy force occupying defensive positions in the village. After the fire fight had raged for several hours, an assault was ordered, and Corporal Bradley boldly led two squads of Marines forward in an aggressive attack. Completely disregarding his own safety, he fearlessly maneuvered about the battlefield encouraging his men and directing their fire against the hostile positions. Ignoring the rounds impacting nearby, he remained exposed to the enemy fire and continued to lead his men in the assault until he was mortally wounded. By his courage, unwavering fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty, Corporal Bradley inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

    Action Date: 15-Jan-69

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Corporal

    Company: Company E

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 1st Marines

    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • I remember Gerry

    Posted on 4/15/11 - by James Sands vernooy@gmail.com
    I remember Gerry and my 6 other brother VietNam Vets on the Wall from Braintree. I ride to the wall every Memorial Day with Rolling Thunder to honor and keep your memory alive.
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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.