Some veterans' photos still needed for new Vietnam War museum

Holly Viers • Mar 6, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Janna Hoehn is still looking for photos of Vietnam veterans, and she needs your help to complete three local counties.

As reported by the Times News last month, Hoehn is collecting these photos for a new museum, which will put a face with each name on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

Photos that were recently found

Hoehn said many local counties are now complete, including Hawkins and Washington in Tennessee and Scott County in Virginia.

Below are the local photos that have been found over the last month.

From Sullivan County:

• Stephen J. Torbett of Piney Flats

From Wise County:

• Douglas E. Fulcher of Tacoma

• Don G. Stallard of Norton

Photos that are still needed

From Sullivan County:

• Fred L. Richardson of Bristol

• Dennis W. Smith of Bristol

From Wise County:

• Rodney D. Pickett of Coeburn

• Paul J. Seymore of Big Stone Gap

• Walter Williams Jr.

From Lee County:

• Samuel Johnson Jr.

How you can help

Photos, or information that might be helpful in locating them, can be sent to Hoehn via email at [email protected]

Hoehn said there is no deadline for submitting photos, but the sooner the better. Funds are still being raised to build the new museum, called the Education Center, but the photos can be viewed online now at www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces.

“These young men gave their lives for our country,” Hoehn said last month. “They deserve to be honored and never forgotten.”

To learn more about the project or to make a donation, visit www.vvmf.org/thewall.