The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +


is honored on Panel 12E, Line 57 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • A fellow shipmate.

    Posted on 11/3/15 - by Edward Fisher
    Whitey was a shipmate of mine serving on the USS Wallace L Lind prior to his enlisting in the US Army. Many memories . A good guy . Fair winds, Whitey.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Charles Elmer Whitefield, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/1/12 - by Robert Sage

    Charles is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg,MD. PH

  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/11/03 - 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.
    You gave up everything to fight for our country. You gave your own life for the cause of freedom. You are a hero to all Americans. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

    Joel Campbell

  • It is our duty to remember.

    Posted on 1/28/03 - by Jim Gerity
    As one of the 1046 Marylanders who made the ultimate sacrifice we are honored to post your photograph. Operation Remember will continue until we have recovered the photos of all our fallen brothers from the State of Maryland.

    Visit and click on the Operation Remember banner for more details about this project of remembrance.

    Jim Gerity
    Operation Remember
    Vietnam Veterans of America
    Baltimore, Chapter 451

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