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  • Wall Name:GARY L WALLEN
  • Date of Birth:10/24/1950
  • Date of Casualty:5/31/1969
  • Home of Record:VENICE
  • County of Record:MADISON COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:23W, 33
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


  • Date of Birth:3/29/1949
  • Date of Casualty:6/1/1969
  • Home of Record:LOS ANGELES
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:23W, 34
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 23W, Line 33 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Before Nam

    Posted on 9/28/17 - by
    With a headfull of black curly hair and a big laugh Hardy was always there with a quick toothy smile and enough laughter for two people. He sat behind me in 8th grade Paragould Junior full of life. May he rest in peace with his brothers.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/29/13 - by Robert Sage
    Hardy is buried at Harveys Chapel Cemetery, Maraduke, Greene County, AR.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/22/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Hardy Edward Cleveland, 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

    Posted on 2/18/04 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/30/03 - by Kelsey Zehr
    Dear Hardy,
    I am a student at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. Our class is doing a project on remembering those who gave their lives during the Vietnam War. I just wanted to thank you for serving our country and for making such a big sacrifice. You helped defend our country’s freedom and for that I am truly thankful. Your help has helped make a difference for our country. Thank you again and may God bless you and your family.
    Kelsey Zehr
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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