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is honored on Panel 16E, Line 104 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Can You Shoot That Thing?

    Posted on 5/24/18 - by Doyle Sanders
    I met Capt. Larry Celmar on a helicopter as we tried to envelope an NVA unit at the base of Hill 163 (Nui Cua) and when we came we had to immediately climb a sand dune about 30 feet high. I was loaded with a lot of radio equipment and all my personal gear. The sand was loose, it was one step up and three back. He looked down at me and said, "Can you shoot that thing?" I was carrying an automatic rifle, I answered, "Yes, Sir!" He ran down the dune grabbed my right arm and pulled me to the top, and just said "Shoot that thing, Lance Corporal!" I fired five magazines into several groups of green-clad men, it must have worked because no one shot back at us that day.
  • I Miss Him Still...

    Posted on 3/9/18 - by Kenneth Peoples
    I had the pleasure of knowing and serving with Capt. Larry Celmer while we were both with 3rd Bn 7th Marines in Vietnam. I was saddened by his death at the Thuy Trieu village complex in March 1967, and I miss him still. He was an exceptional Officer of Marines and one of the nicest people you would ever hope to meet.

    Posted on 10/30/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Captain Lawrence Celmer,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Officer. 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.
  • Christmas Eve 1966

    Posted on 2/12/15 - by Ted Rathbun
    We were in Dai Loc, South Vietnam on Christmas Eve at a very small make shift officers club. I was a 2nd. Lt. heading up the Battalion Supply for the 3rd Bn 7th Marine Regiment. I remember it was late at night and the two of us were just talking. About what I do not remember. But we were both from New York State and seemed to have things in common. At evening end we were the only two still there in the little club on Christmas Eve 1966. He seemed a very Ivy League sort and a nice guy. I know second hand how he was killed on Operation DeSoto. Hope his family knows he was a wonderful United States Marine Corps Captain.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/18/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Captain.
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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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