Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  The official name of the Memorial is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  It is sometimes referred to as VVM or "the Wall".  The figures are called "The Three Servicemen".   This is not a war Memorial but a Memorial to those who served in the war, both living and dead.

Click on each Link to view information on the memorial.  

| List of Unit Members | Members Biographies | In Memory "Our Fallen Heroes" | Members Individual Awards |
| Vietnam Memory Photo Page |


To look up a name on the wall go to one of the 2 links below:

The Wall - USA  look up names and research information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  View remembrances left for fallen members.

Experience The Wall  look at entire panels and look up names and remembrances left by friends and family members.

The Virtual Wall  view remembrances of our fallen heros.

History and facts about the wall    To read the history and facts about the wall.

Poem by by Catherine Anne McNeill   "The Wall"    by Catherine Anne McNeill

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Facts about "the Wall"


Each of the walls is 246.75 feet long, composed of 70 separate inscribed granite panels, plus 4 at the end without names; the panels themselves are 40 inches in width; the largest panels have 137 lines of names, while the shortest have one; there are five names on each line, although with new additions of names, some lines now have six; the walls are supported by 140 concrete pilings driven approximately 35 feet (some are at 20 feet) to bedrock; at the vertex the walls are 10.1 feet in height.


These 1170 dots are used to help find a name and come in handy when one is looking for a name on a large panel. Each dot marks ten lines. The dots are located on the even-numbered panels. The system works except for Panel 1E. The inconsistency is caused by the inscription at the top of the panel. The line indicator work was done by Harold Vogel of Wood and Stone, Incorporated.


The diamonds and pluses (crosses) indicate whether a person is confirmed dead (those who died in accidents are included) or missing/whereabouts unknown. The diamond indicates a person's death was confirmed. The pluses (crosses) indicate that a person remains missing and unaccounted for and in no way are meant to be a religious symbol. A plus (cross) symbol can be easily turned into a diamond if a person is declared dead (such as the return of their remains). A circle (as a symbol of life) will be inscribed around the plus if the person comes back alive. As of this time, no circle appears on the wall. On the West wall the symbols precede the names, while on the East wall they follow the names.


To read the history and facts about the wall go to

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