West Virginia finds every photo for their Vietnam fallen

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to announce that West Virginia has found every photo for their Vietnam fallen. There are 732 service members from West Virginia listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Now every one of them has a 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.

The final photo submitted for West Virginia was of U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence H. Jackson from Red Jacket. He made the ultimate sacrifice on August 7, 1969 in the Thua Thien Province of Vietnam. He was 20 years old. 

Nearly 57,000 photos of service members who sacrificed their lives in Vietnam have been found to date. Hundreds of volunteers around the country have been instrumental in locating these photos, and spreading the word about the Wall of Faces.

The 40 states and U.S. territories that have found every photo for their fallen include:

Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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 began in 2009. Submitted photos currently are available on VVMF’s Wall of Faces. To see photos missing by state, visit: vvmf.org/state-photos.