(WBRE/WYOU) The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is looking to honor the many men and women from the Commonwealth who died as a result of the Vietnam War.
The DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) in Washington, D.C. .
The mission to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
The VVMF is posting the photos on a virtual Wall of Faces in order to put a face and a story to every name.
This will allow Vietnam veterans to be honored by family, friends and others from around the world.
Though great progress the organization found all 3,151 photos of service members from Pennsylvania whose names are on The Wall, there are still 105 missing.
In a prepared release Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli Pennsylvania’s adjutant general stated “Our team, along with others, has whittled down the list considerably, but these final photos elude us,” said Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli added . “Our hope is that family and friends of those who died as a result of the Vietnam War can check the list and see if they might know someone they can locate a photo of to help complete the virtual Wall of Faces.”
A complete list of Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans whose photos are still needed can be found by going to www.veterans.pa.gov, and clicking on Wall of Faces. Instructions on how to submit a photo can be found at http://www.vvmf.org/how-to-submit.
To view the virtual Wall of Faces, go to www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces.