In this episode of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast the outstanding efforts of two Vietnam Veterans will be highlighted. They are Norm Murray and Patrick Kavanagh of Clarence Center, New York. They have taken it upon themselves to locate and procure pictures of the 450 Vietnam Veterans from western New York who died in the Vietnam War. Their efforts were featured in a story from WGRZ NBC Channel 2 titled: Identifying all WNY Vietnam Vets K.I.A. that was submitted by Jeff Preval, WGRZ.
What they are doing to find these photos is part of a nationwide crusade to find a picture of every person whose name is on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. This is a tremendous undertaking due to the fact there are more than 58,000 names on that Wall.
One of the persons who have taken a leading role in this crusade is Janna Hoehn, a wonderful lady from Hawaii who has been a guest on this podcast several times. She started out looking for the picture or one random veteran whose name she had made a rubbing of while visiting the Wall. After finding that veteran’s image she decided to do more for the crusade. She found all the missing pictures for the state of Hawaii and has moved on to more states on the mainland. Her accomplishments are a great encouragement to all to help in the project.
Norm Murray and Patrick Kavanagh are doing a great job of finding pictures in western New York State. They started out looking for pictures of 450 fallen heroes from their area. They have to date found 449 pictures and are looking to receive the last name in their search within days.
They are so excited about completing the 450 name search Norm Murray who is a performer will be holding a fundraiser event in Buffalo on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Sportsmen’s Tavern in Buffalo to celebrate their achievement and raise money for the Wall of Faces monument in D.C.
Everyone in the Buffalo, NY area are encouraged to attend the event to have a good time and support the Vietnam Veteran Education Center in Washington, DC.
Click here for more information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Educational Center.
LOCATION: Sportsmen’s Tavern
326 Amherst St , Buffalo, New York, 14207, North Buffalo
Featuring Vietnam Veteran Entertainer Norm Murray
Ticket Price: $20.00