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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 8/30/18 - by Janice Current
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 8/19/18 - by
    On August 30, 1967, the Viet Cong launched a mortar attack on the Phu Bai combat base. During the barrage, the battalion’s camp (NMCB 3) was hit by one 105mm howitzer round from friendly artillery. The round impacted in the enlisted berthing area, killing CM1 Jack W. Wilkinson and YN3 Douglas C. Coker, and wounding nineteen others. (Note: a second source states the round that killed the two Navymen was the result of hostile fire). SGT Jay R. Norman, from Support Company, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was also killed when the vehicle he was driving on base was hit by an enemy artillery round and engulfed in flames. [Taken from and]
  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/26/17 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear YN3 Douglas Coker,
    Thank you for your service as a Yoeman 3rd Class. December is here, along with all the preparations. Yesterday was Christmas. 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear YN3 Douglas Carroll Coker, 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
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 4/24/12 - by Corinne LaVerlle (Coker) McKee
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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