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WILLIAM VANCE JR

WILLIAM
VANCE JR
  • Wall Name:WILLIAM VANCE JR
  • Date of Birth:5/3/1929
  • Date of Casualty:3/31/1968
  • Home of Record:OAK GROVE
  • County of Record:CHRISTIAN COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SFC
  • Panel/Line:47E, 28
  • Casualty Province:PHONG DINH

JAMES OSCAR WEST

  • Wall Name:JAMES O WEST
  • Date of Birth:3/14/1945
  • Date of Casualty:3/31/1968
  • Home of Record:BERKELEY
  • County of Record:ALAMEDA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:47E, 28
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

SHERMAN THOMAS WASHINGTON


is honored on Panel 47E, Line 28 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Childhood friend

    Posted on 1/16/17 - by M. Belinda Tucker mbtucker49@gmail.com
    I grew up with "Tommy" (as he was known back in the day). Spent many years playing kickball, hide-go-seek, board games, and simply running free as was the norm in those days for kids. Our families were economically challenged, but rich in love and support. Though we knew of Tommy's passing, I had not known of his extraordinary bravery. My brother (also his friend) passed away on 11/1/11 of complications from injuries he received during his service as a Marine in Vietnam. The sacrifices of so many are not sufficiently acknowledged. Their heroic acts must never be forgotten.
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  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 3/31/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/11/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Sherman Thomas Washington, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/15/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Sherman is buried at Washington Cemetery in Washington, PA. PH
  • One Brave Marine

    Posted on 10/25/06 - by Ray Felle K 3/9 68 RfelleK39@aol.com
    We were at the Rockpile when you took the grenage out of its holder. There was no pin and it armed itself. You could not throw it in front because Marines were bathing. You could not throw it behind you because there were Marines there too. You put it in your flac jacket taking your own life to save the lives of your fellow Marines and Corpsmen of 3/9. You are a brave Marine and all should know this.
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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.