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is honored on Panel 17E, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SP4 Hayzell C. Turner

    Posted on 12/8/15 - by
    The following is a personal recollection of SP4 Turner: “I was tight with three guys killed on March 21, 1967: SP4 Joseph Champion (“Champ”), SP4 Hayzell C. Turner (“Turner”) and SP4 Carl T. Anthony (“Amp”). Turner and Amp were like brothers and Turner had a lisp and could not pronounce the "th" in Anthony, it came out “Ampony,” hence the nickname "Amp". I understand that they found Turner's (a black guy from Mississippi) body draped over Amp's (a white guy from Louisiana). I was medevacked out of the field about March 15, 1967, I got hit on the head with a concussion grenade in the battle of March 12th, when I got to the hospital they found out I also had malaria and God spared me almost assuredly being killed on the 21st, as I was with the 3rd platoon.” (Narrative by Jim Harris) SP4 Turner’s Bronze Star citation - Specialist Four Turner distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on March 21, 1967, while serving with as a Fire Team Leader in the 3rd Platoon of C,2/35th Infantry, during a search and destroy operation. When his platoon became engaged with a numerically superior NVA force, Specialist Four Turner with complete disregard for his own safety, moved through the intense hostile fire, positioning his men. It was during this brilliant display of leadership that he was fatally wounded. Specialist Four Turner's gallant actions and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/1/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Hayzell Calvin Turner, 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
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 7/28/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/9/08 - by Robert Sage
    Hayzel is buried at Rockhill Cemetery in Sardis, MS.

    Posted on 6/16/01 - by Ben Youmans
    C Company, 2/35th, 3rd Brigade, 25th Inf Division.
    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.

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