The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has launched a huge undertaking -- a nationwide campaign to collect a photograph for each of the 58,272 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall in Washington, D.C., which has become the single most-visited memorial in the capital.
The photographs will be displayed in a future education center at The Wall and also will appear online on the memorial fund's virtual Memorial Wall.
As it is, I shepherded a Pulitzer Prize-nominated project at the Philadelphia Daily News in 1987 to put together a special section with biographies of the 630 men from the city who died in Vietnam. We managed to find photographs of all but 62 and that effort will now be reopened with the Call For Photos campaign, which is underwritten by the History Channel and in which Yours Truly is involved.
Call For Photos events will be held in Atlanta on October 25 and Chicago on November 3.
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