By Contributing Writer, Paul Churchill
In response to my recent trip to Washington D.C. for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball and 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Reunion, I’ve written this article to spread awareness on a new memorial project in the works. One of the guest speakers at the ball, Tim Tetz, the director of Outreach for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, is currently working to build a companion museum for the Vietnam Memorial Wall. One of the projects for the new museum is to build a computerized photo album featuring pictures of every person listed on the wall. As you can imagine this is quite a massive undertaking! Surprisingly, they have already gathered over 54,000 pictures to date. They are seeking help from the public to find and acquire pictures for the last 4,000 names.
If you or someone you know have a loved one or friend whose name is on the wall, visit www.vvmf.org/thewall to see if a photo is needed. You can also contact Tim Tetz for further information and/or questions at: Tel: (202) 393-0090 ext. 116
Everyone involved in this effort will be deeply grateful for any help you can provide to make this photo album complete.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
1235 South Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Director of Outreach
Direct: (202) 751-2119
Tel: (202) 393-0090 ext. 116
Cell: (703) 623-6832
Paul Churchill is a veteran of four years in the U.S. Navy as Hospital Corpsman (medic). He served from December of 1964 until December of 1968 departing April 1, 1966 for Vietnam for a 13-month tour with the 3rd Marine Division. He is a member of the V.F.W., the Marine Corps League and the 3rd Marine Division Association but states that his greatest satisfaction comes from his faith in the Lord and his church family. He currently lives in the Port Huron Area with his wife, Peggy. Married for 48 years, Paul says they’ve gotten a pretty good start.
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