Hometown Heroes, Dallas TX. The Wall That Heals visits Bass Pro in Grapevine, Texas


Vietnam Casualties from Texas – 3416

Houston – 356

San Antonio – 287

Dallas – 261

Fort Worth – 168

El Paso – 126

Austin – 75

Remembrances and Photographs Posted on VVMF’s Virtual Wall

PFC Marvin H. Davis 

Dallas, TX

For 43 years I have been missing you. I can never forget how you looked the day you left. I still cry whenever I think of you. Just know your “big” sister remembers. — Sue Reed

SGT Harold E. Sides

Dallas, TX

Harold was one of the best team leaders that P Company had!  He was everything a Ranger should be.  He did not have to go on that last mission, but as a true warrior, he put the concerns of his men above his wants and desires.  He truly led by example.  It was an honor to know him.                   — 1Sgt.(ret) Gregg “Spud” Gain


PFC Marvin H. Davis, U.S. Army







SGT Harold E. Sides, U.S. Army



SP4 Thomas F. Fanning, Jr. Dallas, TX 

We played together outside Aunt Wilma and Uncle Leon’s House.  I have never forgotten your incredible smile or how good it felt every time Aunt Wilma said Freddie’s coming to stay for a few days.  I never forgot your kindness and the friendship you gave so freely.  I will never let your memory fade.  I came to visit The Wall last August 18 – 20.  I took a rubbing of your name and printed it out.  I cried like a kid for you and your wonderful family.  You are loved, missed and if anyone ever went to heaven it had to be you.  Save me a place and put in a good word for those left behind.         — Rev. Robert B. Jones


SP4 Thomas F. Fanning, Jr., U.S. Army


2LT Richard E. Harlan

Dallas, TX

I will always remember the good times we had at Ft. Sill and in Vietnam.  I was Rich’s mentor when he first got in country.  I taught him the ropes on being a FO.  We shared many difficult times. It was an honor to have known him. — William Caulk

I remember Richard from OCS class 14-70.  I remember having many talks with Richard during our classroom breaks.  He was a great guy and one who I was proud to know while at Ft. Sill.  It has been almost 40 years since our last talk, but it seems like it was yesterday.  Goodbye, friend.                     — Robert G. Otts


2LT Richard E. Harlan, U.S. Army

To see these remembrances and pictures, or leave your own, please visit www.vvmf.org/thewall.

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