Individual Soldier stories, and the stories of Army supporters, are part of the Army’s story and each inscription uniquely supports the theme and the importance of the National Museum of the United States Army. We hope to continue to share “Why my brick?” stories in our publications and on social media.

Here are a select few of our favorite stories.

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James (Jim) E. Wright, Jr.

James (Jim) E. Wright, Jr. My paver acknowledges the exceptional and courageous men and women…

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Sp4 Craig Freas

Sp4 Craig Freas My wife purchased my brick in honor of my service and another…

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Charles H. Harpin

Charles H. Harpin Why my brick? I felt it was an appropriate way to honor…

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SSG Glenn W. Mathis

SSG Glenn W. Mathis We purchased this brick to honor our father and family. SSG…

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TSgt Robert Leroy McClure

TSgt Robert Leroy McClure This is the story of my uncle, Robert Leroy McClure, who…

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SMA Silas L. & Ann Copeland

SMA Silas L. & Ann Copeland We are placing this commemorative brick along the Path…

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COL James M. Waring

COL James M. Waring Colonel (Retired) James M. Waring honorably served on Active Duty in…

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MSG William V. Mallernee

MSG William V. Mallernee Master Sergeant William Vincent Mallernee, of Lovington, Illinois, adopted me when…

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BG James R. Ralph jr.

BG James R. Ralph jr. This brick was purchased to honor my father who served…

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MSG John W. Thornton, Jr.

MSG John W. Thornton, Jr. I served in the US Army Reserve for twenty-two years,…

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