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is honored on Panel 4W, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Sad Christmas Eve

    Posted on 12/24/17 - by Edward L. Keith
    I left the Bus Stop at the Brinks Hotel about three minutes before it was blown up on Christmas Eve 1964. I knew two men were killed, but I didn't know who the second man was because he lived for awhile. I think of the two dead Americans every Christmas Eve, now 53 years ago today. Now I can place a name as I wish then a rest in peace.

    Posted on 10/20/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Ssgt Benjamin Castaneda,
    Thank you for your service as an Armor Crewman. I hate that you died a day after his birthday, sigh. 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.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 7/5/16 - by
    At 5:55 PM on December 24, 1964, Viet Cong terrorists exploded a bomb in the garage area underneath the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam. The hotel, housing 125 military and civilian guests, was being used as officers' billets for U.S. Armed Forces in the Republic of Vietnam. Two Americans were killed, LTC James R. Hagen, a 20-year army veteran working for the MACV, and SSGT Benjamin B. CastaƱeda, also serving with MACV and an army veteran of 20 years. CastaƱeda survived the blast, later succumbing to his injuries on January 23, 1965. Over 100 Americans, Vietnamese, and Australians were injured. Small buildings at the rear of the Brinks Hotel were completely destroyed by the force of the blast. [Taken from]
  • Thank you!

    Posted on 12/18/14 - by Felipe Castaneda, Jr.
    Thank you for your service!
  • My Hero

    Posted on 1/13/14
    I miss you so much daddy...
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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