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Barton County photos needed for Vietnam veterans memorial
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Those needed from our area include:
Kent L.  Amerine:  2-­Aug-­66;  4-­Apr-­43, Great Bend
Edward L. Saenz: 2-­Oct-­68;  8-­Jan-­48, Great Bend
Conrad F. Straub:  27-­Feb-­67;  30-­Dec-­46, Claflin
Robert E.  Riedel:  31-­Aug-­65 21-­Jan-­45, Hoisington
John S. Simmons: 1-­Mar-­68; 6-­May-­45, Hoisington

The listing of veterans who served in Vietnam who died as a result of their service are listed on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The latest initiative  is the campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall. The Education Center will show the pictures and tell the stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam, provide a rich educational experience on the Vietnam War, and show some of the more than 400,000 items left at The Wall, and celebrate the values exhibited by America’s service members in all wars.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation project, “Faces Never Forgotten,” needs help obtaining missing photos of Vietnam veterans from Kansas.
The Call for Photos is a campaign to collect a photograph for each of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall. Collected pictures will be used in the Education Center and can also be found on The Wall of Faces. See more at
The Kansas Press Association has joined a nationwide effort among press associations to help collect a photo of every soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice. KPA is asking newspapers to help locate pictures of the 265 missing photos of Kansas soldiers, and 12 have been located so far.
These photos will help complete an electronic “Wall of Faces” in the new education center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
The Great Bend Tribune wants to help locate family members or friends of those listed below who can provide a photo of the soldier.
If you have a picture and can mail it to our newspaper or drop it by our office, we’ll create an electronic file and make sure it gets to the right place.
View the gallery in progress at The wall is designed as a moving tribute to fallen soldiers from your area.
The Tribune want to get the photos to VVMF by Nov. 11, 2014, Veteran’s Day. The photographs needed from our area include: