Friday, 30 May 2014 10:56
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation project "Faces Never Forgotten" needs the help of newspaper publishers in obtaining missing photos of fallen Vietnam veterans across Texas and the nation.
A few months ago, the VVMF issued a news release about its efforts to locate the photos of all 58,286 soldiers listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, commonly referred to as "The Wall," in Washington, D.C.
The foundation will build a new Education Center near the existing memorial on the National Mall. Construction is planned to begin in 2016 and be completed in 2019. The Center will include an electronic "Wall of Faces" corresponding to the names on the Wall. So far, 34,000 photos of the soldiers listed on the Wall have been collected with more than 24,000 left to find.
Of the missing photos, 1,426 are from Texas. Texas Press Association has compiled a list complete with name, county, hometown, date of birth, etc. Click here to download the list.
Newspapers offer the best means for reaching out to local audiences to locate missing photos of the "Faces Never Forgotten" project.
TPA encourages all publishers to take part in this effort. All photos that are collected by newspapers should be forwarded to Micheal Hodges at the TPA office.
To view the gallery in progress or get more information, go to www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces. The goal is to locate all missing pictures by Nov. 11, 2014. Please support this worthy nationwide effort.