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  • Date of Birth:1/24/1951
  • Date of Casualty:1/1/1970
  • Home of Record:CHICAGO
  • County of Record:COOK COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:15W, 113
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


  • Date of Birth:7/7/1948
  • Date of Casualty:1/1/1970
  • Home of Record:JUANA DIAZ
  • County of Record:
  • State:PR
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:15W, 113
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


is honored on Panel 15W, Row 114 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/26/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Benjamin John J. Buchanan, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Benjamin John J Buchanan, 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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 6/9/11
    (Photo Credit: Nancy Buchanan) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/19/05 - by Robert Sage
    Benjamin is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
  • In Remembrance

    Posted on 7/1/04 - by Dolan & Rosalyn Buchanan
    "These heroes ... died for liberty — they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless ... they are at peace."
    -- R.G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)

    You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and hearts.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/17/04 - by Justin Wiegand
    As part of the Gridley High School Posting Project I am leaving remembrances for our fallen heroes of the Vietnam War. May God’s blessings be upon all those you left behind after giving the ultimate sacrifice. Our country would be a loss if not for the price you paid. I apologize for those who looked down upon our Vietnam soldiers, for you showed true valor and heroism. For this I give you my sincerest thanks.
  • If I should die...remembrances for SP4 Benjamin John J. BUCHANAN, USA...Jamaica, Queens's bravest hero, who gave all he could give so that our banners may advance!!!...HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 10/9/01
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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