State Sen. Joey Hensley is asking citizens to help remember area Vietnam veterans who died serving their country.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has started a program, “Faces Never Forgotten,” to honor the soldiers whose names are etched into the Wall in Washington, D.C. The program is attempting to put a photo and a story to each name for the new display at the Education Center at the Wall, a facility in the process of being built between the Wall and the Lincoln Memorial.
Hensley’s office stated in a press release that 596 of the 1,295 Tennesseans on the Wall have pictures.
“This program will ensure this vital piece of history will be remembered and honored by visitors from around the globe for generations,” the release stated. “The display will bring the names on ‘The Wall’ to life, to teach future generations that these were living, breathing men and women — not just names carved in granite.”
Hensley’s office stated they are looking for photos of the following Maury County Vietnam veterans:
Marine Corps Pvt. Frank N. Uzzell of Columbia; Army Sgt. Mitchell O. Barnes of Columbia; Army Sgt. Ned R. Brown of Columbia; Army Sgt. Robert L. Thomas of Columbia; Army Pfc. William C. Biffle of Columbia; Army Sgt. Willie D. Arms of Columbia; Army Sgt. Willie J. Angus of Columbia; Army Spc. Ernest R. Brownlow III of Mt Pleasant; Army Pfc. Robert C. Cothran of Mt Pleasant; Army Pfc. Charles C. Beard of Santa Fe.
Anyone with information or pictures can contact Hensley’s office at 615-741-3100.