Vietnam project: We're up to 12 photos collected

Posted June 10, 2014

The effort to help collect a photo of every soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War continues to be fruitful.

The Kansas Press Association has joined a nationwide effort among press associations to help collect a photo of every soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice. KPA is asking newspapers to help locate pictures of the 265 missing photos of Kansas soldiers.

"We've received 12 pictures from Kansas newspapers so far," said Emily Bradbury, director of member services at KPA.

Kansas newspapers and others providing pictures so far include the Derby Informer, Eureka Herald, Fort Hays State University, Garden City Telegram, Harvey County Independent, Hays Daily News, Kingman Leader-Courier, Lindsborg News-Record, Sterling Bulletin and Wamego Smoke Signal.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation project, “Faces Never Forgotten,” wants to complete an electronic “Wall of Faces” in the new education center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall before Veterans Day in November.

Click here for a sample news release can be downloaded. Click on the links below to open lists of all the Kansas veterans where pictures are needed, one sorted alphabetically by hometown and the other alphabetically by name.