Mobile Vietnam Wall
The mobile wall of West Virginia Vietnam Veterans who were killed in action, held as prisoners of war or deemed missing in action may soon be traveling to a county near you.
The West Virginia State Council Vietnam Veterans of America mobile wall committee is raising funds to build the memorial for all the state Vietnam Veterans.
This list includes 733 West Virginians who are the true heroes that gave their lives in the Vietnam War. Among these there are 17 MIAs who are still missing.
The state council has sent requests to all 55 county commissions and to state lawmakers in an effort to raise the $20,000 required to construct the monument. Braxton, Fayette, Mercer and Pocahontas counties have each donated $500 and Harrison County with $1,000.
The mobile wall will travel throughout the state and visit every county. It will not have a permanent home. It will always be on the move. The intent is to take it to the communities and the public who may not have the opportunity to visit the wall in Washington, or have not seen the traveling wall before. It is an opportunity to remember and pay homage to those who gave their all.
There are 12 Chapters of Vietnam Veterans of America in West Virginia and the state council in which each one will host a showing of the memorial at their respected location. Then it will travel to every other area of the state.
The wall is made of 12 panels depicting 733 service members from West Virginia who were killed, held as POW and listed as MIAs.
Cecilio Bezares II