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is honored on Panel 15W, Line 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I wore a bracelet in your honor.

    Posted on 11/8/17 - by Cindy Patterson Derrick
    I wore Martin Vanden Ekyle's POW bracelet for years while in high school. When they released prisoners in 1973 I watched them for hours hoping to see him come home. I still have the bracelet with his name. The moving wall is coming to our area this weekend and I want to visit and see his name. Blessings to his family.
  • MIA Bracelet

    Posted on 11/7/17 - by Theresa A. Desilets
    I wore an MIA bracelet, for eight years, with Martin's name on it. I have visited both the Wall in Washington, DC and the virtual wall, when it visited my home town. Both times I was moved to tears but now seeing his photos, I cry once more. Thank you for your service.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 10/4/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Chief Warrant Officer Martin Dahlberg Vanden Eykel II, Served with the 129th Assault Helicopter Company, 268th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
  • CW2 Martin Vanden Eykel 2nd

    Posted on 3/29/16 - by Jan Banks
    Going through my parents things and found a bracelet with his name. Would love to send it to his family if anyone their whereabouts.
  • Memorial Day Remembrance

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Ann Kerr Studdard
    I have a bracelet with CW2 Martin Vanden Eykel II written on it. It was a treasure that I wore daily until the Vietnam War came to an end. I came to Dallas to teach school from my hometown of Lubbock. I searched years ago and found that his remains had been recovered from the Vietnamese and returned to the US around 1990. Today, I hold that bracelet which symbolizes a life lost too soon. I would love his family to know that while his loss is a tragic one, he also brought such love and so many prayers to those of us who seriously wore his bracelet and prayed daily for his safe return. Today, the use of technology allows us to know more about him and his family. On this Memorial Day, I lift up his family in prayer for the loss of this young man who gave his life to keep us free. He will always be my hero!
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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.