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is honored on Panel 17E, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/11/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Douglas Joe Carpenter, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
  • P.S. Please post his photo

    Posted on 10/5/17 - by Lucy Micik
    I hope someone out there has his photo because this is a wall of faces, and this face is missing. Please post a photo!
  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/5/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Douglas Carpenter.
    Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. 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.
  • Important to the Connevey family

    Posted on 5/29/16 - by Margaret (Connevey) Terwilliger
    Joe was a neighbor and a kind young man. He spent time with us and in our home. His death was deeply grieved and his selfless sacrifice is not forgotten.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/25/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Douglas Joe Carpenter, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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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