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Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The National Archives ^ | Peter Krogh and Darren Higgins

Posted on 04/01/2008 8:27:48 PM PDT by grayeagle

Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Look up a name. Leave a message.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: memorial; military; vietnam
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All names by any category (58,256)

Enlistment type: Regular(34,820), Selective Service(17,848), Reserve(5,842) or National Guard(97)

Service: Army(38,641), Marine Corps(15,003), Air Force(2,611), Navy(2,584), Coast Guard(7)

Hometown: New York (1,385), Chicago(973), Philadelphia(628), Detroit(533), Baltimore(422)

Facts about The Interactive Wall

At full size, The Wall image on Footnote is about 460 feet wide (400,000 pixels wide by 12,500 pixels tall). We found 58,320 names inscribed on The Wall. There are about 70 names which are duplicates or misspellings.

8 names are women.

2,056 are listed as "body not recovered."

Average age is 22.8 years old.

The image was assembled from 6,301 images photographed by Peter Krogh and stitched by Darren Higgins

1 posted on 04/01/2008 8:27:48 PM PDT by grayeagle
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To: grayeagle

Do you have a link for this?


2 posted on 04/01/2008 8:39:32 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: grayeagle
Thank you very much for posting this.

I just looked up a soldier from the 4th Infantry Division who was about my dad's age.
They were both in the Army in Vietnam at the same time, but from different high schools in the same area.

His friend is still well remembered in my dad's (and my) hometown.

But they all earned remembrance, respect and honor.

BUMP.

3 posted on 04/01/2008 8:46:40 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: grayeagle

Thanks. I saw many names I remembered from when I was there
There is another site.
http://thewall-usa.com/


4 posted on 04/01/2008 9:16:42 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: grayeagle

When I was in high school I had a POW bracelet, like many others. I often thought about him, and looked for his name whenever they announced an MIA coming home.

Years after the war ended he was one of the last bodies returned. It was a shock to see his name after all that time, as if God was reminding me that he did exist, wasn’t just a name on a teenagers bracelet. But I never knew anything about him.

He’s on the wall, and seems he was a fighter pilot from Kentucky. He was captured in 68 but his death date was not listed until 1975. I hope he wasn’t a prisoner that long.


5 posted on 04/01/2008 11:36:04 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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