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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • we never met

    Posted on 9/1/13 - by Donna Whorff
    Rest in peace my brother in law.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 John Dennis Whorff, 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

    Posted on 7/31/06 - 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 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 6/16/04 - by Jacqueline
    I chose your name from the CT map painted in our school which lists the soldiers from our state that lost their lives in Vietnam. As part of the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School posting project, I would like to honor the sacrifice you made for our country.
    Thank you John Dennis Whorff for serving in the army at the young are of 20. I’m terribly sorry that you lost your life in a vehicle crash but, your bravery in Vietnam will not be forgotten. You will always be remembered in the hearts of your loved ones and with out your courage the world would be so much of a different place. Yet again I thank you for your hard work and dedication.
  • God's Miracle Child

    Posted on 8/8/03 - by Jamie Dennison
    John Dennis Whorff,

    Thank you for your dedication and bravery while fighting for our country. You could have given up but you hung in there. You and many others are to thank for the freedom that we have now. You will always be remembered for you heroic measures. You are a special blessing sent by GOD to do good works which Christ prepared in advanced for you to do.

    God Bless,
    Jamie Dennison

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.