Vietnam Memorial Quick Guide

In a humble way, the Vietnam Memorial application seeks to honor the service members who fought in the Vietnam War and especially those service members who died while serving in Vietnam and South East Asia or are still Missing In Action. The application is fairly large because it is created from photos of each of the 140 panels on the Vietnam Memorial with names on them, and allows you to zoom in and view the names at approximately 1:5 scale of the actual size of the vietnam memorial. It also has a database with 58,231 names so you can search for names on the vietnam memorial to find the Home of Records, Panel, Line Number and other information and then select an individual name to view on the wall. While books are provided at the entrance to the Vietnam Memorial, the application is a much easier way to look up the panel and line number while you are visiting the Vietnam Memorial. Users are free to take screen shots of the Vietnam Memorial Wall images and save or print the images as a reminder of the sacrifices of the fallen and their families.

In the latest version we added the names and panel images for those that were added to the Vietnam Memorial in 2013. We also added a new search field for the year that names we added to the Vietnam Memorial after its initial construction.

Go to this page for directions to the Vietnam Memorial

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Vietnam Memorial Image Navigation:

To navigate from the Vietnam Memorial image select the Search Names button and search view will be displayed. From the search screen, you can select “The Wall” navigation button to return to the default Vietnam Memorial image, or you can search for and select a name to be taken to the location of the name on the vietnam memorial wall.

Initial view of the vietnam memorial

Initial view of Vietnam Memorial Wall

Vietnam Memorial Name Search Tips:

- To search for names, at a minimum you must enter part the last name and then optionally can enter any part of the first name, the causality year and month.

- If you are not sure of the spelling of the last name, just try the first few letters by entering "JO" into the "Last Name" you would get all last names such as JONES, JOHNSON, etc.

- Most names starting with MC, MAC, LA, LE, DE etc. have a space in them, so you may need to try it with and without the space.

- Similar to the Last Name, by entering "JO" into the "First Name" you would get all first names such as JOE, JOSEPH, JOSE, etc.

- To select a causality month, you must first select a year, so that the month selection can be filtered to only months in that year where causalities occurred.

Vietnam Memorial Names Search

Vietnam Memorial Search Screen

Name List:

Once you have entered the data for your search, select the Search navigation button and a list of Names, Home of Records, Incident Date, Casualty Date, Panel and Line information will be displayed. If you get “No records match your search criteria” then use less Information or check the spelling of the last name.

When you select a name from the list, you will be taken to the line a panel number where the name is at on the wall, but may have to move side to side to find the name.

Vietnam Memorial Name Search Results

Vietnam Memorial Name List

Thanks to Chenega Technical Innovations for sponsoring the development of this app. Here is a link to their website: Chenega Technical Innovations


Here is additional like of interest for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

Official NPS website: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Facebook Page

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Facebook Page

Trust for the National Mall: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

C-span video: 1982 dedication ceremony

Army Medical Statistics from the Vietnam War

Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America Facebook Page

Library of Congress: Vietnam Veterans Memorial competition drawing