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is honored on Panel 8E, Line 55 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Misadventure (Friendly fire)

    Posted on 7/26/18 - by
    At approximately 8:45 PM on June 16, 1966, a squad-sized ambush team from M Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, was moving to an ambush site three miles west of Dien Ban in Quang Nam Province, RVN, when it received a heavy volume of small arms fire from an unknown-size hostile force. Two Marines from the squad, PFC Philip Vilone Jr. and PFC Michael Waters, were fatally wounded in the hail of fire. The team returned fire and maneuvered, requesting an artillery mission on the hostile position. Shortly later, fourteen rounds of 105mm fire was directed at the suspected enemy position. Unbeknownst to the squad, the group which had fired on them and were now on the receiving end of the artillery shells was another Marine unit from 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines. The corpsman with them, HM3 George W. Cottrill, was hit by the metal fragments from the friendly fire and suffered fatal wounds to the right chest, right eye, and left forearm. [Taken from and Command Chronology, 9th Marines, June 1966]
  • I requested your picture

    Posted on 5/5/18 - by Krysteen Wescott
    My name is Krysteen Wescott and I am the daughter of Sgt 1st class Robert H Wescott Jr. It meant a lot to me to find your picture.I wrote to have your picture posted in January and now see your picture is posted. i was sent this newspaper picture. You are remembered
  • Seeking Family and Friends

    Posted on 12/8/16 - by Lake Central High School
    We need your help! Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been researching men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the1621 Vietnam casualties, we have located 1100+ families as of the date of this entry. We are now researching the men and women from the State of Illinois who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are seeking any and all help in locating the Michael Waters family or his friends. If you have any information that may help please contact us at the following: Lake Central High School, Tom Clark, History Dept., 8400 Wicker Ave., Saint John, Indiana, 46373 or at email
  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 6/16/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/16/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear PFC Michael Waters, 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.

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