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is honored on Panel 45W, Line 59 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 5/25/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private John Wayne Woolbright, Served with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • You are loved

    Posted on 11/8/17 - by Terry Joseph
    I can still see your face after so many years. You and Tommy still rest side by side. I have a son named for you both. You will always be missed.
  • I was almost you God Daughter

    Posted on 9/15/14 - by Kelly S Smith
    I am the daughter to Rita and Don Smith of Rockford, IL. All my life I have thought of Johnny and wished I could remember him more. My parents tell me of how silly he was. One story was when my dad was working under the hood of his car and Johnny coming up in his white shirt and leaning on the engine and then asking where the engine was...he he he Needless to say, he got it alittle messy. They inform me that he loved me so much and wanted to be my God Father. He never got that chance and I missed out on him, but I never not think about him and look for him.

    On Sept 14th, I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Loves Park and from their my search and findings for information has not stopped. I have wanted to find Johnny for years. I have wanted visit him and with all my heart and determination, I will. He then will meet my daughter and she can meet the man I have for so many years spoke of with my parents and searched for.

    Johnny, I love you and miss you but you are never forgotten.

  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 9/6/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PVT John Wayne Woolbright, 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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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