Last two photos of Decatur County’s Vietnam War fallen soldiers turned in
Published 3:41 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Less than a week after a story published in the Saturday, June 1, edition of The Post-Searchlight calling for the location of two photos of fallen Decatur County soldiers from the Vietnam War, they were found.
The faces of Isaac Harris and Rudolph Wilson have joined the six others from Decatur County in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s archives for the Wall of Faces Project.
More than 53,000 photos have been collected for the Wall of Faces Project, with a goal of putting a picture with every name on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.—all 58,315 of them.
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Just more than 900 photos are needed nationwide.
Janna Hoehn, a volunteer with the project, called The Post-Searchlight two weeks ago with hopes of finding the last needed photos of Harris and Rudolph to check Decatur County off her list. It wasn’t long before the information reached Harris’s brother in Thomasville and Wilson’s wife, and the photos were emailed in to Hoehn.
Hoehn creates a graphic once she finishes a county, as seen here for Decatur County.
The faces an information of these eight young men who lost their lives in the Vietnam War can be seen on vvmf.org/thewall, along with each man’s panel/line on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, rank, date of birth, date of casualty, branch and hometown.
Every county in the U.S. is available to search on the website.