Wednesday, May 14, 2014

14 names added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The fact that Seamans and Mauldin died of service-related causes made their names eligible for addition to the wall.

 According to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Defense Department makes the difficult and often technical decision of whose names go on the wall.

 DoD reviews individual requests for names to be added to memorial and can, on its own, add names omitted in error.

 All 14 of the newly added service members sustained wounds within the combat zone that eventually contributing to their deaths, meeting DoD’s criteria.

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