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  • Wall Name:ROBERT W BREDE
  • Date of Birth:10/26/1943
  • Date of Casualty:11/16/1967
  • Home of Record:ALEXANDRIA
  • County of Record:DOUGLAS COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:29E, 104
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA


  • Date of Birth:4/4/1948
  • Date of Casualty:11/16/1967
  • Home of Record:URBANA
  • County of Record:CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:29E, 104
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 29E, Line 103 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance



    Posted on 9/4/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Cpl Ralph Byrd,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. 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.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/3/13 - by Robert Sage
    Ralph is buried at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Greenville County, SC. AM PH
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/3/13 - by Robert Sage
    Ralph is buried at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Greenville County, SC. AM PH
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Ralph Eugene Byrd, 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
  • Thank you!

    Posted on 11/16/03 - by Nick Lyons
    Dear Soldier,
    Hello. My name is Nick Lyons. I am a Junior at Gridley High School in Illinois. My U.S. History Class is doing a project to leave remembrances for soldiers who do not have any. It is a shame and a travesty that more Americans do not take a few minutes out of their day to leave their thanks and gratitude to great Americans like you who gave their lives so they could be free. Thank you so much for making the ultimate sacrifice so millions of Americans could continue to live in a free society. You are truly a great American! To the family and friends of this soldier I give my deepest apologies, and may God Bless.
    Nick Lyons

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