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is honored on Panel 40W, Line 72 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 10/24/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Norman Cates,
    Thanks for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. It is so 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.
  • Norman Gene Cates

    Posted on 8/4/15 - by
    Dear Norman,
    My husband Ronald Gene Waller is named after you. He told me when he was little he remembered you. You visited his mom Sybil in your Marine uniform before you went to Vietnam. You were killed in less then 30 days. Thank you for your bravery, and courage. I am proud you are part of our family. Rest In Peace Norman Gene Cates.

    Ronald and Denise Waller.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 11/1/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/14/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Norman Gene Cates, 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
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 3/27/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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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.

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