LETTER: Looking for local Vietnam War veterans

Published 8:37 pm Monday, July 17, 2017

Dear Editor, 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Vietnam Wall in 1982, seeks to honor all Vietnam veterans and help heal the nation’s wounds from the Vietnam War.

As they continue their mission, they are seeking to connect a face with every name on the wall through both their interactive digital Wall of Faces as well as in the future education center.

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In an effort to help fulfill this mission, history students at Auburn High School are seeking community support in providing photographs to honor the memory of the fallen soldiers from Alabama.

As of July 2017, six of Dallas County’s eleven casualties in the Vietnam War still do not have photographs representing them on the Wall of Faces (323 of the 1,210 casualties from Alabama lack images).

Your help in finding photos of the following Dallas County fallen heroes would be greatly appreciated: Carl Lee Brown (Selma); Brent Phillip Cleveland (Selma); Freddie Lee Johnson (Selma); James Henry Marshall (Selma); James Mooney (Selma); and Townser Steele Jr. (Selma).

For those with information or photos of these heroes, please contact Blake Busbin, Auburn High School history teacher, at wbbusbin@auburnschools.org.

Families and friends can also submit photos to the Wall of Faces site, by going to www.vvmf.org and clicking the Wall of Faces link.

Blake Busbin