The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 98 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • I never forgot you.

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by Janice Silano
    Today is Memorial Day 2018. I along with others wore the bracelet that had your name. I was in high school when I got it. When I looked at the name I thought to myself, "That's a name I'll never forget!" It was so different, never heard that 1st name before. All these years later I haven't forgotten you. It wasn't until today that FINALLY I found a picture of you. How handsome you are. How PROUD your family is. I to am proud to have worn your bracelet. It's sad to think you had left this earth by the time some were honoring you on their wrist. Yesterday is when I learned you were returned home in 1985. I'm so happy for that. Funny, it was around that time that I remember seeing your bracelet last. Since then I have no idea what happened to it. I think a higher power might have been trying to tell me something. THANK YOU for your service to our country. THANK YOU to your family for their sacrifices. With love and gratitude, still remembering you after 45 years. Janice (Liberacki) Silano

    Posted on 11/12/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Major Chambless Chesnutt,
    Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (Various.) I am glad you were identified in 1985. Welcome Home. Yesterday was Veterans' Day. Thank you for your service. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. 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.
  • Dad's bracelet

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Dena (Chesnutt) DeGraff
    Today is Memorial Day, and Dad has been on my mind more than usual this weekend. I wish you could have known him in person. He loved God, my family and his country with all of his heart. He was a true hero.
    Over the years, I have heard from 2 wonderful ladies who tracked me down and sent Dad's bracelet to me. I wear one now, but my children will have them someday. Thank you all for your sweet words and prayers over the years. God bless you!
  • Final Mission of CAPT Chambless M. Chesnutt

    Posted on 5/5/17 - by
    On September 30, 1965, a USAF F-4C Phantom II (#64-0660) from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 15th Tactical Fighter Wing (on temporary duty from the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing), stationed at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, was on a strike mission against the Ninh Binh Bridge in North Vietnam when it was shot down and crashed with the loss of both crew members. There are conflicting accounts of the cause of the downing of the aircraft, one source stating it was anti-aircraft fire, and another attributing the loss to an SA-2 surface-to-air missile. The lost crewmen included CAPT Chambless M. Chesnutt and 1LT Michael D. Chwan. The two airmen were not recovered and they were listed as Missing in Action. In March 1985, their remains were repatriated and they were positively identified the following month. [Taken from,, and]
  • POW/MIA Bracelet

    Posted on 5/27/16 - by Jeri Madsen
    I saw something today that reminded me of when I was a young girl about 12 years old and I had his bracelet and will always remember his name because it was so unique. Hopefully his family had gained some closure since then.
1 2 3 4

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