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is honored on Panel 62E, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I remember

    Posted on 4/12/17 - by Linda Christine Johnson Grounds
    I graduated with his sister Linda in 1967. I remember Richard and his brother Steve. I read Linda's remembrance and am so sorry to hear about Steve. I will be in DC in June to honor my husband, John Grounds, so also eventually was taken by his 2 tours in Vietnam with heart disease and intraductal cholangiocarcinomma. This war effected a lot of my classmates, friends, and family. You will never by forgotten and I am grateful to all who served Welcome Home and Rest In Peace all of you,
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/23/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Richard Abbate, Company M, 3rd Battalion. 27th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 6/16/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Just 10 days before your birthday, you lost your life.
    It doesn't seem right, but it was an all to often occurrence.

    Rest in Peace.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/18/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Richard Clark Abbate, 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
  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 5/18/15 - by A Marine Corporal, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Corporal.
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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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