Newspapers across the country are being asked to help in a national project, “Faces Never Forgotten,” sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation. Their goal is to complete the quest to obtain the missing photos of every U.S. Vietnam soldier killed in action. For details go to http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/
The goal is to get the photos to the VVMF by November 11, 2014, or Veteran’s Day.
According to the VVFM website, there are 160 missing photos of Nebraska Vietnam veterans killed in action. Help complete a great tribute to our veterans.
HOW YOU CAN HELP – “Faces Never Forgotten”
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation project “Faces Never For- gotten” needs help obtaining missing photos of Vietnam veterans from Nebraska. These photos will help complete an electronic “Wall of Faces” in the new education center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall. View the gallery in progress at http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/. These are effective and moving tributes to fallen soldiers from your area.
If there is a soldier missing from your area, perhaps they attended one of your schools and you have a photo in your newspaper archive? Or a simple short story in your newspaper is going to reach someone who knows someone who has a picture of the soldier. Some have submitted a high school graduation photo, a picture of the soldier as an athlete, even a page from the high school annual showing the soldier as a student.
Guide to Accessing the Most Current Information on Photos Needed
The following are instructions are on how to get the most updated status of the photos:
1. Go to: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/ 2. Click Advanced Search, to the right of the search box
3. Input a city, county, or state name based on the desired search
4. Scroll to the last box and check: Does Not Have a Default Photo
5. Hit Submit This will yield the most current results for the names that are missing.
Photos can be submitted to VVMF by mail or online. For details on submitting photos, go to: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/. VVMF does not want original photos and cannot be responsible for return- ing photos to donors. A high resolution scan of the photo is recommended.