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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 3/16/16 - by
    SP4 Luther B. Ward Jr. was an airborne qualified infantryman attached to 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. At 1400 hours on October 30, 1971, he was on patrol with his unit five miles southwest of Nam-O Bridge, Quang Nam Province, RVN, when his weapon accidentally discharged as it was being handed to him. He was fatally injured after being struck in the head. A dustoff (medical evacuation by helicopter) was completed 20 minutes later as he was taken to the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/30/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Luther Burnett Ward 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Brother Eagles

    Posted on 12/13/06 - by Dale Hansen
    Brother Luther, you have met your “Rendezvous with Destiny”! We will never forget the sacrifice you made.

    Above The Rest!
    Your 327th Brothers


    Posted on 10/30/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/30/03 - by Joel Campbell
    Dear Sir,
    I am a senior at Gridley High School in Gridley, IL and as a class project, our Consumer Economics class is posting remembrances to courageous veterans who perished during the Vietnam War.
    Although we have never met, I am extremely grateful for the sacrifice you unselfishly gave to our country. You gave up everything that was important to you in order to fight for our great nation. We are forever in debt to you for your brave gift of liberty to all Americans. Your death was not in vain. May you rest in peace.

    Joel Campbell
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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.

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