Was a loved one killed in the Vietnam War? If so, they may be listed on the online Vietnam War Memorial, The Wall of Faces. This website is the virtual home of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall and maintained by the Vietnam War Memorial Fund.
What Information Will You Find?
Each entry in this database gives brief information about the person, where they were from, and their service. It includes information pertaining to their panel on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall.
There is a link to submit photographs. There is also a place at the bottom of each entry to leave remembrances.
How to Search the Database
You can search this database by entering a name in the search box that follows the words “The Wall of Faces” (the search box that has “Advanced Search” following it). By clicking on Advanced Settings, you can search by name, residence, and branch of service. You do not have to fill in all the blanks on the Advance Setting search form in order to perform a search.
I don’t know of anyone in my immediate family who served in Vietnam, but I am sure there were distant relatives who did. I did several searches by city, county, and state without a name and found a couple of possibilities to follow up on.
I recognized the name of James D. Piper. I believe he was the grandson of John “Sailor” Pacheco and Emma Cabral. John was my grandfather’s first cousin.
His entry includes this information:
- Name of the Deceased
- Date of Birth
- Date of Casualty
- Home of Record
- County of Record
- Branch of Service
- Casualty Province
If items were left at the wall for James D. Piper, that will be noted.
James Piper’s memorial includes a photograph. View his memorial:
This is a wonderful way to remember those who died in the Vietnam War. It gives loved ones who may not be able to visit the memorial a way to experience it. You can request a rubbing of your loved ones names from the website.
For those who wish to visit, you will find information on the names on each panel.
Thank you to the Vietnam War Memorial Fund for putting this database online! It is another way to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com