CBS EVENING NEWS..January 7, 2013 7:35 PM. Iowa veteran attempting to put faces to the Vietnam Memorial Wall names. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Every year, more than 3 million people visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington. Many others visit replicas that travel around the country. All have the names of the more than 58,000 of Americans killed in the war -- but just the names. That gave one Vietnam vet an idea. Tom Brickman was an Army specialist in Vietnam who has spent most of the last 44 years trying to forget about it.
"I didn't want to talk about the war," he said. "I didn't want any memories of the war. I just wanted to put it deep in the past." Last summer (2011), Tom and his daughter Shari Kirkpatrick saw what's known "as the wall that heals" -- a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Brickman and his daughter have turned up lots of stories and memories since they began their project last summer. They are down to the last 122 photos now.
The National Call for Photos is a campaign that began in September 2009 to collect a photograph for each of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall. Collected pictures will be used in the Education Center at The Wall and can also be found on The Virtual Wall. September 24th, 2009 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The National Call for Photos, a campaign to gather images of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was launched recently at an event here hosted by officials with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and FedEx Office.
My Article originally posted May 23, 2009, 4 years ago. MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE OF 31 U.S. SERVICEMEN FROM BINGHAMTON N.Y. WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY IN VIETNAM. BINGHAMTON — The wall that heals will offer comfort and memories here for the next three days. Then on Monday, the replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., will move on to another community, where others will look for the names of the dead among more than 58,000 who died in the Vietnam War. Broome County has 52 names of its Vietnam dead on the wall. “It’s very touching and emotional seeing the wall here in Binghamton,” said Larry Holdredge, an Owego veteran, more from this source….
PROFILES OF BINGHAMTON NY (AREA) MARINES, SOLDIERS, AIRMAN AND SAILORS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AS A DIRECT RESULT OF COMBAT-RELATED INJURIES RECEIVED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY IN VIETNAM; INFORMATION ON VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL, I KNEW A LOT OF THESE GUYS, TWO OF THEM WERE AWARDED THE 'MEDAL OF HONOR';
1). GEORGE HARTWELL ADAMS, CAPT ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 10/30/1946 -4/12/1970 Profile.
2). JAMES MURIEL ALDERMAN, PFC MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 6/21/1949 – 12/28/1969 Profile.
3). KENNETH NORMAN BAILEY JR, PHOTO ABOVE, SP4 ARM,Y BINGHAMTON NY 8/28/1951 – 4/5/1970 Profile.
4). JOHN EDWIN BERNARD, SGT ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 5/22/1947 – 6/17/1967 Profile
5). JOSEPH CHESTER BORS, LTC AIR FORCE, PHOTO ABOVE,–MIA, BINGHAMTON NY 4/20/1935 – 4/28/1968 Profile.
6). LAWRENCE GEORGE BROWN, LCPL MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 4/4/1946 – 12/4/1965 Profile.
7). JAMES COOK CARLIN, PHOTO ABOVE, CPL MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 1/30/1949 – 4/1/1970 Profile.
8). WALTER (WALLY) ANDREW CARPENTER, HIS PHOTO ABOVE, BINGHAMTON NORTH HIGH, W.O. ARMY BINGHAMTON NY 12/8/1947 – 3/8/1969 Profile , Binghamton North High School.
9). EARL LEON CRISSELL JR, CPL MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 7/16/1947 – 3/1/1967 Profile
10). THOMAS WILLIAM EDWARDS, PFC MARINE CORPS, HIS PHOTO ABOVE, BINGHAMTON NORTH HIGH, BINGHAMTON NY 9/20/1946 – 3/5/1966 Profile, Binghamton North High School.
11). WILLIAM JAMES GILLETTE, PFC MARINE CORPS, HIS PHOTO ABOVE, BINGHAMTON NY 7/30/1946 – 9/9/1966 Profile
12). DAVID ANTHONY GULEY, SGT ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 5/25/1946 – 8/10/1968 Profile
13). GARY LEE JAMIESON, PFC ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 8/22/1947 – 1/4/1969 Profile
14). LAWRENCE EVERETT JOHNSON, HM3 NAVY, BINGHAMTON NY 8/15/1939 – 3/4/1966 Profile
15). ROGER LARRY JONES, LCPL MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 12/3/1948 – 11/4/1969 Profile
16). RICHARD DENNIS JOY, SGT ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 1/12/1944 – 6/20/1969 Profile
17). GEORGE JOHN KOHLMEIR, III PFC ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 7/14/1945 – 4/2/1968 Profile
18). ROBIN DOUGLAS MACLEOD, PFC MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 12/25/1947 – 6/22/1967 Profile
19). ROBERT ALLEN MARSH, LCPL MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 5/20/1949 – 9/1/1969 Profile
20). JAMES DAVID MCALISTER, PFC MARINE CORPS, HIS PHOTO ABOVE, BINGHAMTON NY 11/13/1947 – 2/16/1968 Profile
21). ROBERT J MCDOWELL JR, LCPL MARINE CORPS, HIS PHOTO ABOVE, BINGHAMTON NY 6/27/1948 – 5/20/1969 Profile
22). RUDOLF MICKA ,SP5 ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 9/11/1950 – 2/20/1972 Profile
23). JOHN MONKS, PFC MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NY 7/13/1944 – 1/27/1966 Profile
24). NICHOLAS PARASILITI, LCPL MARINE CORPS, BINGHAMTON NORTH HIGH, BINGHAMTON NY 10/8/1945 – 3/14/1968 Profile, Binghamton North High School.
25). LAWRENCE DAVID PETERS, SGT MARINE CORPS, HIS PHOTO ABOVE, BINGHAMTON NORTH HIGH, BINGHAMTON NY 9/16/1946 – 9/4/1967 Profile Marine Sgt Larry Peters was a Medal of Honor Recipient , He is Buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, New York.
26). EDWIN PAUL PRENTICE, SP4 ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 8/26/1943 – 9/5/1967 Profile
27). KENNETH ROSS, SP5 ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 1/13/1947 – 2/10/1970 Profile
28). WILLIAM EDWARD STEIER PFC ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 9/26/1943 – 6/24/1966 Profile ,
29). LESTER R. STONE Jr, SGT ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 6/4/1947 – 3/3/1968 Profile..Sgt Stone was a Medal of Honor Recipient, He is buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, New York.
30). EDWARD JAMES VICKS, JR SP4 ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY 12/9/1945 – 4/17/1968 Profile
31). WILLIAM WITTMAN, PFC ARMY, BINGHAMTON NY12/24/1947 – 9/12/1968 Profile
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