Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund seeks photos of local servicemen

Apr. 28, 2013 @ 12:43 AM

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., commonly known as ‘The Wall,’ was dedicated in 1982 as a tribute to all who served within the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War.

The wall contains scores of soldiers’ names from across the country. Over 1,200 soldiers from Tennessee lost their lives in Vietnam.

As America begins the 50th commemoration of the war, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is trying to locate photos of servicemen that are listed on “The Wall.” Over 800 photos of Tennessee soldiers are needed, including some from this area.

Following is a list of local soldiers whose pictures are missing from the memorial:

Sevier County: Carroll D. Abbott, Eddie Manis, Jerry McCarter, Dannie Carr, Gary R. Fox, Estel Huskey, Jerry McCarter, Michael C. Vickery

Jefferson County: Mack L. France, Jr., William L. Mott, James A Russell, John W. Watkins

Cocke County: Michael G. Gibbs

Knox County: Dan Allen, Larry Bradley, Jerome Browdner, Jr., Frederick P. Broyles, Walter T. Bryant, Benjamin V. Childress, Gary A. Glandon, Ray A. Hayes, Vernon L Headrick, James C. Helton, Raymond Hill, Sam Jones, Lennis Jones, Wayne T. Long, Hugh A love, Donald R Lumley, David H. Marine, Wayne Moneymaker, John H Morgan, Edward L Neal, John H Pate, Charles Reed, Wilbert Reed, Robert T. Roebuck, John R. Ruggles, William A Scott, John D. Sexton, Larry Barnard, Roger M. Smelser, Thomas A Varner, Jr., Jackie C. Walker, James H. Watson, Jerry Weaver, Alvin E. Wiles, Labon R. Williams, Melvin R. Wright.

Anyone who has information or can provide photographs of these men should contact:

LTC Hunter Holliday

Deputy Chief, Ceremonies and Events

DoD Commemorations

1101 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 810

Arlington, VA 22209

703-697-4879 - Office

571-882-3114 - BB 

hunter.holliday@osdcommemorations.mil

jfrye@themountainpress.com