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is honored on Panel 22E, Line 35 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/21/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Billy Joe Watkins, 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
  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/21/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Staff Sergeant Watkins for your devotion, leadership, and courage.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/23/10 - by Robert Sage
    Billy is buried at Maplelawn Cemetery in Paducah, KY. PH
  • Same last name

    Posted on 3/23/04 - by Ashley Lastinger
    Although I did not know you, my mother's maiden name is Watkins and we live in Paducah, Kentucky. It is an honor to share your name and your hometown. God Bless You and Yours.
    Ashley Lastinger
    PTHS Freshman
  • Bravery Remembered

    Posted on 3/31/03 - by Jen Steffen
    I'm a junior at Gridley High School. I would like to take time to thank and remember all the soldiers that gave their lives. So many times soldiers go unrecognized for all the hardships they went through. I feel it is my obligation as an American to never forget the ultimate sacrifice thousands of men and women gave. Glenn, you will always be a hero in our hearts. Thank you for showing your bravery and dedication to our country.

    Jen Steffen

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