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is honored on Panel 53E, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • 49 years

    Posted on 5/2/17 - by Byron dare
    Paul, I still think of you often and struggle to block out that awful morning. You were truly one of the best. Your brother, byron
  • Crespi Carmelite Catholic High School Remembers William Townsend

    Posted on 1/24/17
    William Paul Townsend lived most of his years in Reseda, California on Calvert Street. He graduated from Crespi Carmelite Catholic High School in 1965. He attended colleges at San Fernando Valley and Pierce, both close to Reseda. He also was employed by the Lockheed Aircraft Company. He entered the US Army in August of 1967. William was deployed to Vietnam in February of 1968. He served in A Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade. William died in Vietnam on May 1, 1968; leaving behind his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
    Thanks for the high school graduation picture goes to the Office of the President & Office of Advancement at Crespi Carmelite High School, Inc.
  • Hey guitar-playing buddy!

    Posted on 1/16/16 - by GJoseph Peck
    Through In Touch I tried touching bases with your mom. We had a lot of good times together - from our first apartment together, to when we tried to smuggle Andy into Mexico. Never have learned to play House Of The Rising Sun like you could. Love you, brother. Thanks for sharing part of your life with me. God bless
  • A california Buddy

    Posted on 7/7/15 - by john gaines
    Im sorry that you didnt get a chance to grow old with us old "foggies"You guys aren't forgotten. We truely are a band of brothers. All of us.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC William Paul Townsend 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