Vietnam Veterans Memorial seeks photos
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has a mission to honor the memories of fallen military personnel one photo at a time, but the organization’s leaders say they need help.
The nonprofit organization, which built the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, has created a new online interactive Wall of Faces, which memorializes the more than 58,000 American service members killed in Vietnam. Interspersed throughout the digital mosaic of old photos, however, are many blank spaces. The group is missing photos for approximately 23,000 troops — including 378 from Massachusetts — and is appealing to the public for assistance.
The interactive online display, which was first launched in 1996, features a search tool and lists basic information about each person’s military service.
To submit a photo online, visit the website, where you can search for a service member by name. Clicking on a name will bring you to a page where you can upload a digital photograph.
To send a photo by mail, the organization asks that, if possible, you fill out an accompanying form, which can be downloaded and printed out from the website. Copies of the photos may be sent to: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Attn: Call for Photos, 2600 Virginia Ave., NW Suite 104, Washington, D.C. 20037. The organization is unable to return the photos.