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is honored on Panel 53E, Line 28 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/4/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear GSGT Donald Carnes,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Leader. 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • To the uncle I never met

    Posted on 8/31/14 - by Brandon Weese Cpl USMC
    Dear Uncle Don,

    I visited the wall today to see your name. I took a few pictures then got into my truck to leave. As I reach for the shifter, a feeling of emotion overcame me and I started to bawl. I don't know how a man whom I have never net has made such a huge impact on my life. Uncle Don, you were my inspiration in joining the Marine Corps. I wanted to be just like you. All of the family says you were such an awesome man. I truly believe that you were. I've read into your career. Your silver star is more evidence of the upstanding person your family says you were. It tells me that you went above and beyond the call of duty and sacrificed for those around you. I think about you a lot. I wish I would have been able to meet you. Better yet, I wish I could have served under you. As I sit here bawling as I type, I hope that I have lived up to your standards as a Marine, although I am not even half of the Marine you were.

    Semper Fi Gunny
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 5/1/14 - by A Marine Corporal, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Gunny.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/28/14 - by Robert Sage
    Donald is buried at Onslow Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Onslow County, NC.
  • Donald L Carnes, Sr., thank you!

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Terry Carnes Grant
    Daddy, I know you didn't want to leave your wife and four living children that cold December day in 1967 but you had a duty to perform. I was young and didn't realize the true meaning of what you were going to do, but I did know it was war and some would not return home. I never imagined it would be you. Many people do not know that you literally sacrificed your life so that others were spared.
    We missed out on knowing our father as we were growing up, but knowing he had a relationship with our Lord gives us the peace of mind that we will see him again.
    To you who have taken the time to write a message thank you! Your kind words truly blessed my heart!
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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