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is honored on Panel 4W, Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 12/13/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear WO Reginald Cleve,
    Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot. You are still MIA.
    December is here, along with all the preparations. 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. Be at peace with the angels.
  • Final Mission of WO1 Reginald D. Cleve

    Posted on 12/8/17 - by
    On March 22, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15759) from the 176th Assault Helicopter Company crashed after being hit by enemy fire during Operation Lam Son 719, a limited-objective offensive campaign conducted in the southeastern portion of the Kingdom of Laos. The aircraft crashed with the loss of all personnel aboard. The lost crew included aircraft commander WO1 Reginald D. Cleve, pilot WO1 John G. Traver, crew chief SP4 Donald P. Knutsen, and gunner SP4 Walter R. Hall. The aircraft was in a flight of five helicopters conducting an emergency resupply mission. It was flying at an altitude of about 5000 feet above sea level in Savannakhet Province, Laos, when it was fired upon by a hostile ground force. An explosion occurred in the cargo compartment and the helicopter burst into flames and fell to earth. The aircraft impacted essentially in one piece and again exploded. No one was observed to exit the aircraft, and it was the opinion of the incident investigating committee that no one could have survived. No rescue attempts were made due to the heavy concentration of enemy troops and anti-aircraft fire in the area. [Taken from]
  • I had a pow bracelet of Reginald when I was a little girl!

    Posted on 11/11/17 - by Nicole Miller
    I bought my pow bracelet when I was 12 in Fort Bragg Nc....I wore it all the time....My uncle served in Vietnam and the first Iraq war...I have a rubbing from the Vietnam wall of Reginald from my senior trip in D.C. I never forgot about him...I am now 40 years old and it's so cool that I can see his photo on the internet...he will forever be in my prayers!
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 11/30/15 - by Jamie Kerchenfaut Schafer
    I did not know you, but your name hung on the wall of my house growing up.

    I did not know you, but my dad wears a bracelet with your name on it every day.

    I did not know you, but touched your name on the Vietnam Memorial

    I did not know you, but know you are an American Hero.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/30/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO Reginald David Cleve, 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
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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