JOSEPH Y ECHANIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 33 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH YGNACIO ECHANIS

WALL NAME

JOSEPH Y ECHANIS

PANEL / LINE

16W/33

DATE OF BIRTH

10/06/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PORTLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Multnomah County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH YGNACIO ECHANIS
POSTED ON 10.24.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Major Joseph Ygnacio Echanis, 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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POSTED ON 8.22.2012
POSTED BY: PJ Newland

POWMIA Bracelet, 1972

I wore the bracelet for many years until I found (via the fledgling internet) your information. I still have the bracelet; it's covered with scars from my life during those years. There wasn't a day went by that I didn't think of you and hope that somehow you might have survived.

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POSTED ON 3.15.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Joseph has a military stone in his memory at Arlington National Cemetery.
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POSTED ON 8.20.2010

MIA Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Portland, OR

MIA Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Portland, OR
A component of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Portland, OR is a black granite wall which lists the 40 names of Oregon soldiers still missing in action as of its placement November 11, 1987. However, as the process of recovery of missing soldiers continues, an asterisk is placed on the wall next to the name each time remains of the missing are recovered and identified.
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POSTED ON 8.20.2010

POW-MIA Monument in Boise, ID

POW-MIA Monument in Boise, ID
There is a monument at the Veterans Memorial State Park in Boise, ID which pays tribute to Idaho’s Prisoner’s of War and Missing in Action from the Vietnam War. Dedicated in 1976, the memorial consists of a concrete pillar draped with a bronze American flag and bald eagle with raised wings. The emblem of the POW-MIA is affixed to the pillar above ten POW-MIA bracelets embedded in the column of concrete. Below that is a plaque which reads: DEDICATED JULY 4, 1976 TO IDAHO’S PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING IN ACTION IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONFLICT BY THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF IDAHO POW-MIA INC. The ten names on the bracelets include (in order from top to bottom): CAPT. LARRY CHESLEY 4-16-66, MAJ. DONALD WALTMAN 9-19-66, CHARLES WILLIS 2-28-68, MAJ. GERALD ALLEY 2-22-72, MAJ. JON BODAHL 11-12-69, LT. COL. WILLIAM COOK 4-18-68, MAJ. JOSEPH ECHANIS 11-5-69, CAPT. WILLIAM LEMMONS 6-18-67, CW2 JON SPARKS 3-19-71, and COL. MARK STEPHENSON 4-29-67.
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