1042 – Janna Hoehn is prowling for images of fallen Arkansas Vietnam Vets


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Janna Hoehn of Hawaii is one of several volunteers searching state by state for photographs of soldiers killed during the Vietnam War for the virtual “Wall of Faces,” maintained by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund on its website. Credit: Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Episode 1042 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a record breaking 11th appearance by Janna Hoehn. She is the highly inspirational lady from Maui, Hawaii who is leading the charge to obtain a picture of every person whose name appears on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Several years ago she got involved in the mission of finding a corresponding picture for every name on the monument, a daunting task since there are 58,315 names on the Wall.

After closing out her home state of Hawaii she moved east and began assisting those in other states find photos. To date she has helped close out a total of thirteen states. Currently she is working on the states of Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

There was a story about her work in Arkansas in The Democrat Gazette of Fayetteville, Arkansas titled: Search’s goal is photos of fallen, 121 of state’s not in Vietnam array. It was submitted by Hunter Field. In his story Field described Hoehn’s works she is doing in Arkansas to help find the remaining 121 missing photos of fallen Arkansan Vietnam Veterans.

He pointed out two veterans whose names are on the Wall. One was Danny Baker of Atkins and Hiris Blevins of Little Rock were both killed June 17, 1969 — Baker in Kontum province and Blevins in Quang Nam. There’s a photograph of Blevins in a foxhole on the virtual “Wall of Faces,” maintained by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund on its website. His sister, son and a friend have written tributes that appear below his picture.

Not the same with Baker’s name, there’s only generic messages written by strangers, and in place of a photograph, a black square with the inscription: “We need your help finding this person’s photo.”

The missing picture of Danny Baker is what drives people like Janna Hoehn in the effort to find all the missing pictures for the VVMF’s Wall of Faces Memorial.

The 121 Arkansan names on the Memorial Wall without a corresponding image are listed below. You are encouraged to peruse that list and if you can help in finding pictures of anyone on the list please contact Janna Hoehn. She will assist anyone in getting photos submitted.

Listen to episode 1042 for the whole story.

CLICK HERE for the searchable database that will show if there is already a photo for the name.

Contact Janna Hoehn at neverforgotten2014@gmail.com for help in finding and submitting photos.

This is a list of Arkansans killed in the Vietnam War for whom the Wall of Faces has no photograph. Family members or friends with photos can send them to neverforgotten2014@gmail.com.

Arkansas County

Edward Charles

Benton County

Robert Mitchell

Otis Plants

Archie Whaler

Bradley County

Jerry Ross

Chicot County

Jaye Sharpe

Columbia County

Williard Knippers

Charles Walker

Conway County

William Brooks

Craighead County

James Rone

Britt Tell Jr.

Crittenden County

Gary Cupples

Phillip Hardin

Robert Harris

Henry Johnson

James Lathon

Houston Thomas

Clarence Varnado

Richard Wilson Jr.

Cross County

Chester McDaniel

Desha County

Jerry Everett

Willie McGaughey

Drew County

Fred Craddock Jr.

Franklin County

John Schaffer

Garland County

Joe Hibbler Jr.

James Lloyd

Greene County

Randall Harvey

Hempstead County

James Helton

Hot Spring County

Jerry Dunlap

Clifford Mize

Howard County

Vernon Brown Jr.

Independence County

Gregory Gray

Troy Waters

Jackson County

William Roar

Joe Watson

Jefferson County

John Burnley

Robert Clark

Henry Kertis Jr.

McElree Mays Jr.

Willie Morgan Jr.

Edgar Simmons

Jesse Stribling

Solomon Thompson

Willie Torrence

Johnson County

Leroy Robbins

Lawrence County

Donald Hamilton

Larry Staggs

Lee County

Terry Bates

James Brown Jr.

Ernest May

Lincoln County

Michael Bailey

Sevier Gray Jr.

Charles White

Logan County

David Schluterman

Miller County

Odell Beasley

Horace Burton

Emmit Dansby

James Green

Earnest Hendrix

Mississippi County

William Brown

Joel Crockett

Robert Grant

Monroe County

Odes Jeffers

John Myers

James Northern Jr.

Olen Upshaw

Nevada County

Coney Ellis

Jay Norman

Ouachita County

Alvin Ford

Alvin Gordon Jr.

Perry County

Micheal Richards

Phillips County

Edward Bobo

Jerry Charlton

James Getter

Clarence Robinson

Le Young Jr.

Pike County

Arlis Branscum

Pope County

Danny Baker

James Keim

Prairie County

Charles Humble

Pulaski County

Roosevelt Clark

James Colwye

Billy Cunningham

Carl Downs

John Fudge

Willie Green Jr.

John Greene

Donald Harrell

John Houston

Marvin Houston

James Hughes

Otis Jones Jr.

Leverne McKinley

Willie Pippins Sr.

Robert Pugh

Ben Sheppard Jr.

Clarence Walker

Joel Williams Jr.

Randolph County

James Crawford

St. Francis County

Andrew Mills

Claude Rogers

Plummer Williams

Saline County

Douglas Carpenter

Delmar Crockett Jr.

John Harding

Sebastian County

Ledell Johnson Jr.

Sevier County

Billy McFalls

Sharp County

James Cochran

Union County

Fred Bridges Jr.

Jimmy Golden

Jerry Palmer

Washington County

Roy Lewis

Eugene Riley

Gordon Tefteller

White County

Clark Marsh

Larry Mitchell

Kenneth Russell

Michel Sublett

Woodruff County

Flemmon Freeman

Yell County

Jerry McDonald

Terry Williams

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