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Faces Never Forgotten
February 3, 2014 - Rob Weaver
Bill Fries called today with an unusual request. He's helping track down photos of Ohioans -- especially those from Seneca County -- who were killed in the Vietnam War.
Bill is assisting an effort organized by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund called “Faces Never Forgotten.” Along with pictures -- hopefully 8x10 images -- the goal is to acquire the story behind the individuals who were lost, including rank, branch of service and other pertinent information. The names of the more than 58,000 killed during the war already are etched in the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. Now, the project would add the faces and stories of those lost to the monument. According to the website (www.vvmf.org/faces-never-forgotten) the information collected will be added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s virtual Wall of Faces, an online site honoring the war dead and missing, and be included in an interactive feature in the new Education Center at The Wall to open this year.
More than 3,000 Ohioans died in the war, including 10 from Tiffin. If you have any photos or information to add, call Bill at (419) 937-1221 or (419) 618-5266. These heroes deserve to be remembered.
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