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is honored on Panel 38W, Line 60 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/25/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/1/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Joseph Allessie, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/6/11 - by robert Sage
    Joseph is buried at North East Cemetery, North East,PA.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/25/03 - by
    I am student at Gridley high school. I am a senior and for my consumer class I am posting remembrances for the fallen soldiers of Vietnam. I would like to thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that you made for America and me. Thank you for everything that you did, your family should be proud.

  • Message form a friend

    Posted on 2/9/00 - by Tom Lowes
    I was a boyhood friend of Joe. We did a lot of fun things when we were younger, including skipping school to go fishing, camping out at night down by the lake, a sure did a lot of clowning around. Some people may not know that you was wounded once before in vietnam and did not have to go back, but you volunteered to go back as an advisor. You came up to GE, where I worked and told me that when you got back you was going to buy a snowmobil like mine and we would have a ball. Little did we know you would never make it back alive. Joe, you would be proud of the four children you left behind. After a time your wife remarried to a really nice guy. Your children are all good Christians, with Tom and Tina still going to the First Baptist church where I attend. Tom has a lovely wife and several nice children (you would be a grandpa if you where here today).Tina married a really nice guy and lives in our neighborhood. Your namesake, Joe, became a lawyer and lives out of town. Not sure about the yougest son. I still miss you and the good times we had. Can't help but wonder what things would have been like if you could of made it back alive. May God have mercy on your soul.
    Your old buddy Tom Lowes

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