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is honored on Panel 5W, Line 122 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A special uncle who died to young

    Posted on 5/7/18 - by Shannon woods riser
    Uncle Clayton,
    I was only 6 months when you died, but I still have that skunk, stuffed animal, you gave me as an infant. You died too young and I’m sadden you never got to meet your son on this earth. He has always had a special place in my heart, and so have you. I named my 4th child after you, Nathaniel Clayton Riser. I’ll meet you again some day, but for now I hope you know how much your missed and still thought about. You will always be remembered for your courage!????
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 5/27/17 - by
    SP4 Clayton L. Woods was a helicopter mechanic serving with A Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division. On January 16, 1971, SP4 Woods suffered a critical head wound at Lassiter Airfield in Bien Hoa Province, RVN, after he allegedly walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter that was conducting an engine shutdown. Woods was evacuated to the United States for treatment where he died on February 19, 1971, at Brooke General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, TX. [Taken from]
  • To my youngest brother

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by
    Ever since you were little you played with the green plastic soldiers, setting up mountains on top my bed. I knew the army was for you. You accomplished your dream of enlisting, but lost your life. We all miss you. You had a son, Brandon wo lights up our lives. May God keep you safe in his arms. Love you always and forever your only sister Linda.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Clayton Leon Woods, 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
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 12/20/12 - by Shari Kirkpatrick

    photo provided by Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School

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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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