A retired member of the U.S. Air Force encourages newspapers to let their readers know about an effort to collect photographs of Indiana service members killed during the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund launched the Call for Photos program in 2009 to gather images of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The state of Indiana lost 1,530 service members in Vietnam, and in 2012 over 1,000 of these heroes did not have any photos on record. Today only 179 photos are needed for service people with an Indiana home of record.
Photos are currently displayed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Wall of Faces website.
Editors who want to highlight photos missing for local casualties can search by county and other data at www.vvmf.org/wall-of-faces.
Even if a photo has already been submitted for a person, the veterans organization encourages family and friends to submit additional photos.
Photos can be submitted at www.vvmf.org/how-to-submit.
Those who prefer can email the photos to David L. Hine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hine is a Wall of Faces supporter who lives in Greenfield, Indiana, and retired from the U.S. Air Force.