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Vietnam veterans need photos of about 400 more fallen service members to complete their virtual memorial
A virtual Vietnam War memorial is nearing completion, and you can help.
The Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund (VVMF) is searching for photos of five Columbus, Georgia, Vietnam War casualties.
The campaign, which can be viewed at vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces, features a page dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. As of Thursday, the campaign has matched 1,585 pictures with Georgia veterans, and only 23 names from the Peach State remain without a photo, according to VVMF Vice President of Programs and Communications Heidi Zimmerman.
For nearly a decade, Carlos Jaime Torres dreamed of being allowed to return to the United States, the place he called home since he was an infant and the nation he served for four years during the Vietnam War.
Depending on which oversimplified media narrative you prefer, Robert Swan Mueller III is either America's Last Best Hope Against Despotism, or he's a Power-Drunk Deep State Conniver Hellbent On Getting The President. But before he became the polarizing “special counsel" tasked with investigating President Donald Trump's campaign and its possible connections to Russia, and before he ran the FBI for 12 years under two presidents from different parties, Mueller was another freshly-minted looie traipsing around Vietnam's DMZ, directing Marines to fire and maneuver around their North Vietnamese enemies.