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is honored on Panel 56W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My name

    Posted on 10/28/16 - by
    I was named after my brave uncle. Wish I could be as brave as him. Wish I would have met him. My name is Robert Michael woods and I couldn't be prouder to carry his name. RIP my brave uncle.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/4/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Robert M 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never knew you

    Posted on 6/16/14 - by Robert Leary
    Uncle Bobby this past Saturday the DV3 Had their annual flag day event a 3 day event where volunteers place 1 flag for every fallen , captured , missing soldier in Vietnam , And the conflicts before and after but the Vietnam war is the main focus of the event they place 1 flag for every soldier in the shape of the Vietnam memorial wall in Washington D.C. it's exact to the last 1/8 inch , It's amazing , this year the Philadelphia Vietnam memorial foks lent the plaquards with all the Soldiers names who died in combat to be placed along the flags well as usual our family goes when we noticed the names my mother , your sister , said your name I went to the last list of names and their was your name , when my mom got to it as soon as I pointed your name to her she just started crying in turn made me cry , I never knew you, you died more then 10 years before I was even born , but I know of you and im proud to be your nephew and I will make sure our family and the public know who you where and the ultimate sacrifice you paid for others to be free. love you uncle Bobby , See you some day.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/19/10 - by Robert Sage
    Robert is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. PH

    Posted on 5/2/06 - 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
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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