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LOUIS EDWARD WILLETT


is honored on Panel 15E, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Maritime College "Mug"

    Posted on 9/2/16 - by Captain Philip C. Kantz philkantz@aol.com
    I was a first classman (senior) at the New York Maritime College when I first met Lou in 1964. He was an incoming fourth classman (freshman). He stood out to me then because of his demeanor. He was calm and not very studious, but he had a nice, almost gentle way about him, and a wonderful sense of humor.

    In those days, there was a certain hazing of the Mug class by the upper classmen. Most of it was in good fun and Lew always made it fun because he saw it that way. He was liked by most and I remember feeling very badly when I heard that he had decided to resign from the college. We could have used another calm personality in the merchant marine. My remembrances of Lou will always be of a gentle soul who made his world a better place.
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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 3/17/16 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Louis.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/19/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Louis Edward Willett, 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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  • Fellow Soldier

    Posted on 10/12/13 - by Phil McCaffrey (distant cousin)
    Thank you. My Dad talks about you all the time. Anytime he shares war stories , he is proud to mention that you served and payed the ultimate sacrifice. Many people talk about you, Aunt Loretta one of them, and all say only good things. I wish I had known you and though we are generations apart, would be glad to kill the enemy by your side.
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  • Photo

    Posted on 10/22/12

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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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.

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 www.buildthecenter.org.