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is honored on Panel 9E, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 10/15/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Willie Cary,
    I hope your photo is put here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thanks for being an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Willie B Cary, 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
  • Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08827

    Posted on 6/21/13 - by

    On July 21, 1966 this aircraft from C Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division was involved in an accident in which the helicopter crashed with four crew members and five passengers aboard. After lifting off and clearing revetment barriers, the aircraft settled into some trees, rolled on its right side and caught fire. The gunner, PFC Willie B. Cary, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Five others were injured. Several factors were blamed for the mishaps, including loss of trans lift, pilot error, poor crew coordination, and violation of platoon policy. [Taken from]


    Posted on 10/13/03 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
  • Service

    Posted on 3/26/01 - by Dan Cary
    I would like to thank William for making the world safe for all. By making the altimate sacrifice he made a huge difference .

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