The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is looking for pictures of three McLean men who died in that war.
The 58,193 Americans who died for their country in the Vietnam War are memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is trying to put a picture with each of the names engraved on the iconic walls of the memorial with a National Call for Photos. Collected pictures will be used in the Education Center at The Wall and can also be found on The Virtual Wall.
The McLean men are Sgt. Bruce Joel Dunham and Staff Sgt. Charles Richard McNulty, who served in the U.S. Army, and Pfc. David Dawson Peppin Jr., who served in the U.S. Marines.
If you know how to reach their relatives or have a photo to share:
- Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's "How to Submit a Photo" website.
- Please get in touch with McLean Patch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like very much to write about each of them for Memorial Day.
Of the 58,193 killed in the war, 1,306 were from Virginia. Of those, Fairfax County saw 48 killed. So far, the National Call for Photos has collected 571 photos from Virginia. Thanks to a recent partnership with the National Association of Counties, the database is searchable by county.
More about the fallen, from the National Archives:
- Most (16,592) were killed in 1968.
- Of those who reported their religion, most (16,815) identified themselves as Roman Catholic.
- The most frequent (18,518) cause for casualties was small arms fire.
- Most were single (40,775); 17,215 were married and the rest are listed as unknown.
- Of those killed, their ages ranged from 17 to 62, with the most (14,095) being 20 years old when they died.
- The military service branch that saw the most deaths: Army (38,209).