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is honored on Panel 17W, Line 65 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Brave Pilot

    Posted on 2/27/18 - by Dean Carter
    Major Moses L. Alves(Service Years 1957 - 1969) was the navigator/SOS operator on Shadow 76, a AC-119G gunship. During take-off from Tan Son Nhut AB on 11 October 1969, the left engine caught fire, aircraft went into a steep descending left turn, hitting the ground and bursting into flames. Five of the eight man crew were killed and a photographer assigned to the 600th Photo Sq. Those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice:
    Lt. Col. Bernard Knapic, Capt. John H. Hathaway,Major Moses L. Alves, Major Jerome J. Rice, SSgt. Abraham L. Moore, SSgt. Ellsworth Bradford INFO:
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/28/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/25/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Major Moses Lopes Alves, Served with the 17th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force
  • Co-Workers at Norton AFB, Air Force Ballistic Systems Division, San Bernardino Cal

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by stan stanley
    Mo and I worked together on the Mark 17 Reentry Vehicle for the Minuteman missile...I could never have asked for a better friend, colleague, and outstanding engineer.than Mo....Thanks, Mo.....we'll never forget!!
  • Moses L Alves, Major, USAFR

    Posted on 3/20/15 - by Teddi Alves
    Dearest Hubby,

    Never to be forgotten, always in my heart. That you were so WRONG! That night when you were in Navigator/Bombardier training for the B-47, 1st Lt, at Mather AFB, and gently explained that I was "a sweet young thing," but must realize I was "infatuated" with you and should date other officers (I never did!). Now you see how right you were that in all this time nothing has changed to this day, our happiness together is the legacy you provided me and still fills my heart.

    So little time it seems, since our Marriage at Thanksgiving of 1959, Nuptial Mass, celebrated by three priests on the altar, The Papal Blessing, an elegant wedding reception at which our family and friends shared our great happiness.

    You are always in the present, the center of loving memories always, dear Mo. Your sons have never forgotten you, and you would be so proud of them, both successful, both so proud of their families, fawning fathers, children who grew to be their pride and joy; your grand children having long come to know you: five grand daughters, one grandson, all wonderful young people with achievements of which you would be so proud; full college scholarships; one grand daughter a recent graduate of Jefferson Law School, one of the top seven in the US, she in the top 6% of her class learned she passed the CA State Bar Exam on the first attempt at Thanksgiving 2014, now a fully certified Attorney in San Diego!

    Me? Always missing you, thinking of you with so much love. I thanked Charlie Archy for posting his remembrances of you, thinking of the good times we shared on those assignments; someone else knew your birthday and sent those wishes; everyone admired you so much, sweet heart. You were taken from us too soon, missing the joys of sharing developing years of your sons to whom you were so devoted, their marriages, those children; they remember you still and love you very much. It has become March 20, 2015.
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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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