Group searches for photos of Ala. fallen heroes of the Vietnam War

Group searches for photos of Ala. fallen heroes of the Vietnam War
Janna Hoehn at home in Kihei on Maui on 5.22.15. Hoehn is going through images of fallen Vietnam War soldiers sent to her by families all over the country. Hoehn photographed in her (Source: Sue Hudelson)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The search is on to find pictures of fallen heroes of the Vietnam War who were from Alabama.

The efforts are part of the Wall of Faces project to keep the memories of those who fought in the Vietnam War alive. The goal is to obtain a photo of every single Fallen Hero whose names are etched on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

There were 1,210 young men who died in Vietnam who were from Alabama. Right now volunteers like Janna Hoehn, who lives in Hawaii, are part of the volunteer team searching for the last 24 more photos needed for our state. They are asking for the public’s help to assist them.

“These young men are important. They deserve our honor, respect, and to have a picture. We are making sure they are not forgotten. We are hoping family friends, or classmates that may have gone to school with them can help up with a photograph,” said Hoehn.

Alabama Fallen Vietnam War:

  • Charles N. Carson Jr. 1947-1966 Ensley
  • Ben E. Causey Jr. 1945-1968 Choctaw
  • Francis E. Clark 1942-1967 Mobile
  • Richard Clark 1948-1969 Tallassee
  • Jerry T. Evans 194-1968 Birmingham
  • Johnnie L. Evans 1946-1967 Birmingham
  • Ronald Hall 1948-1967 Birmingham
  • Ronnie Harrell 1948-1968 Bessemer
  • William B. Hill Jr. 1925-1966 Birmingham
  • Adam Jackson 1950-1970 Birmingham
  • Joseph W. McDonald 1949-1970 Letohatchee
  • Taylor H. McLemore 1947-1967 Boligee
  • Christopher C. Oakes 1945-1966 Bessemer
  • Johnnie L. Pryear 1951-1971 Mobile
  • Thomas J. Sims 1948-1969 Montgomery
  • Jim L. Smith 1946-1966 Birmingham
  • Kenneth L. Stokes 1950-1970 Stapleton
  • Lee A. Toyer 1947-1967 Birmingham
  • David L. Turner 1941-1968 Lacey Springs
  • Wilbert E. Waxton 1944-1966 Grand Bay
  • Gene W. Williams 1933-1965 Birmingham
  • Dale K. Wilson 1939-1968 Tallassee
  • Fred Wilson 1944-1968 Birmingham
  • Claude Young 1942-1967 Birmingham
  • Albert Davis 1948-1968 Prattville

All of these photos will be submitted to the “Wall of Faces” online memorial with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website, as well as accompanying the moving WALL that travels all over the U.S.

Please submit any photos or information to Janna Hoehn at neverforgotten2014@gmail.com

For more information about the Wall of Faces please go to: www.vvmf.org/thewall

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