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is honored on Panel 7E, Line 29 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 12/28/17 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Joel Coleman,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. December is almost gone, along with all the preparations. It is the 4th Day of 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.
  • MY COUS,

    Posted on 7/4/17
    Joel I miss you so much. My prayers are with you, Susan, and Kelly and our entire famiky! Miss you Cous! Love, Bill.
  • Gone but not forgotten

    Posted on 6/13/14 - by Stephanie Ward
    Mr. Coleman,

    It has truly been a joy to get to know your daughter, Kelly, and her family in the last 20 years. While we will always wish our lost heroes were here with us today, I am so grateful for the opportunity to have met your family who I may not have met otherwise. I look forward to honoring your sacrifice at the Wall next summer.

  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 5/5/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear SP4 Joel Daniel Coleman, 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

  • For SP4 Joel Daniel COLEMAN, USA...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his life!!!!!

    Posted on 2/25/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Specialist Coleman, your sacrifice was NOT in vain. Our flag still flies over our land, and we are still a free and strong country.
    You served us valiantly and faithfully, for we are free today due to your bravery and courage! You have given all that mortality can give! Your name and fame are the birthright of EVERY American citizen! I believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start) can claim as one of their own, and whom I greatly admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds, among them Julie Andrews, who comes from England, and Dusty Springfield, also from England, but she passed on some years before, would be very proud of your service to our America! Well done, Soldier! Be thou at peace.
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The Wall of Faces

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