Pictured: SSGT Charles Bauman of Maupin, Oregon, who died in 1966. Charles became the final photo found for the state of Oregon.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to announce that Oregon has become the 10th state to find every photo for their fallen.
The achievement comes after the photo for SSGT Charles Bauman was submitted. Charles is one of the 710 Oregon veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War and now every one of them can be remembered for generations to come.
Their photos were collected as part of the Wall of Faces effort, which aims to put a face to every name inscribed on The Wall in Washington, D.C. To date, VVMF has found more than 46,000 photos. Approximately 12,000 photos are still missing.
Oregon now joins Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in this achievement.
Janna Hoehn, a dedicated Wall of Faces volunteer, helped find the final photo for Oregon. She had been working on the state for two years. During the process, she worked with volunteers Jim Reece, Robert Harik, Bob Seal, Dan Brodt, and Denis Jahn.
States now closest to completion include: Nevada (1), Utah (3), Alaska (4), Colorado (15), and Washington (16).
Every photo collected is seen on VVMF’s Virtual Wall of Faces and will be displayed at the future Education Center at The Wall.