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is honored on Panel 41W, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Correction

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear SSgt Joe Cardenas,
    I apologize, the names were out of order. You were an Infantryman, and I thank you for it.

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Lcpl Joe Cardenas,
    Thank you for your service as a Motor Vehicle Operator. 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.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/12/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Staff Sergeant Cardenas for your devotion, leadership and exemplary courage under fire.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Joe Candelaria R Cardenas, 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 11/25/10 - by Robert Sage
    Joe is buired at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma,AZ. SS BSM PH
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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