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is honored on Panel 23W, Line 117 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/24/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Richard Allen Buringrud, Served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/16/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Richard Buringrud,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry. This was Mike's unit, say hi to him. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 5/27/17 - by Doug Nelson
    Rick was a fine young man and left this Earth way to soon. I think of him often and will never forget him.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/9/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Richard Allen Buringrud, 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
  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/9/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you PFC Buringrud for your courage under fire.
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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