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3 new names on Vietnam wall

Started by quiller, May 25, 2017, 01:35:02 AM

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Remains of three U.S. servicemen killed in Vietnam have been established, and their names  added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington. Ceremonies this Sunday (that's Memorial Day) will include Ken Burns of PBS-TV.

The additions will raise the number of names on the memorial to 58,318. The newest names, which already have been etched into the monument:

    Marine Cpl. Kenneth R. McGuire, of Rib Lake, Wisconsin.
    Army Sgt. John T. Whitson, of Huntsville, Texas.
    Army Sgt. Edward L. Wilmers, of Lapeer, Michigan.

All three service members were evacuated from the combat zone with severe injuries and later died. The Defense Department determines which service members can be listed on the memorial, while the VVMF pays to add the names.

Five others listed as MIA have been upgraded from MIA to KIA.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Alan L. Boyer, of Missoula, Montana.
Air Force Col. William E. Campbell, of McAllen, Texas.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, of Orlando, Florida.
Air Force Maj. Dean A. Klenda, of Marion, Kansas.
Air Force Col. Patrick H. Wood, of Kansas City, Mo.



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