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RICHARD LEIGH BUTT


is honored on Panel 12E, Line 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 2/28/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain Richard Leigh Butt, Served with the 559th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 9/1/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Captain Richard Butt,
    Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (Various.) You were a POW (sigh.) I read you were identified in 1986.
    Welcome Home.
    As we celebrate Labor Day, and enjoy our freedom, 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.
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  • POW copper Bracelet...

    Posted on 2/19/17 - by Darla Amador amadordarla@gmail.com
    My name is Darla R Amador, 6 Village Pkwy , Napa CA 94558
    email: amadordarla@gmail.com Phone 707-529-6039
    Richard was a part of my life in the 70's. I was the young girl that proudly wore the POW bracelet with Colonel Richard Butt engraved into the copper bracelet.I feel so honored to be able to tell his loved ones, that Richard made a difference in my life forever! In October I had the pleasure to visit Washington DC. Top on my list was to visit the Vietnam Wall and find Richard. His name was up so high I could not scratch his name. It was a very moving experience and somewhat closure that I carry with me forever. I often wondered what he looked like, where he lived etc. And now i know.. My goodness he was handsome!! Like a movie star! He will be with me in my heart always. One day in the earth made new I want to meet him. May god bless the memory of Richard and comfort the people that loved him.
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  • my cousin

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by lesley
    I left a post and it spelled my cousins name as dokie his name was duckies that's what we called him so sorry there is a mistake
  • my cousin

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by lesley
    Dokie as we called him was my cousin and I remember when he left I remember getting the news and seeing his wife holding his 3 week old son get the news he was shot down i Remeber my aunt cry when she got the news they found his remains and I remember the planes that flew over at his funeral he was very special to me even thought I was a child I miss him and think about him often
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.