Texas becomes 27th state to find every photo for their Vietnam fallen

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to announce that Texas has become the 27th state to find every photo for their Vietnam fallen. There are 3,420 service members from Texas listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and now each of them have their photo displayed on the Wall of Faces. 

VVMF’s Wall of Faces effort aims to connect a face and a story to each of the more than 58,000 names inscribed on The Wall in Washington, D.C. so that future generations will better understand the impact of the Vietnam War on American families. Each name represents a life cut short and a family changed forever by their loss. Putting a face to every name helps further preserve their legacies.

VVMF thanks the hundreds of volunteers around the state and country who have been instrumental in locating these photos, as well as the Texas Press Association and its member newspapers for their help in spreading the word about the Wall of Faces effort.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982 with a promise to never forget the service members who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War. The Wall of Faces effort to collect a photo of each service member on The Wall began in 2009.

The 27 states and territories who have found every photo for their fallen include:

Alaska

American Samoa

Arizona

Colorado

Delaware

Hawaii

Idaho

Iowa

Kansas

Maryland

Minnesota

Mississippi

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Oregon

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Submitted photos currently are available on VVMF’s Wall of Faces. To see photos missing by state, visit: vvmf.org/state-photos. In the future, the photos will also be displayed at the Education Center at The Wall – an interactive learning facility to be built on the National Mall. To learn more about the future Education Center, please visit: http://www.buildthecenter.org/