13 names added to Vietnam Wall

Vietnam namesWorkman are finishing the latest 13 names for the Vietnam Memorial Wall that should be completed by a May 11 ceremony. A 14th name has been put on hold while a dispute over the spelling is resolved.

The crowds have encircled workman as they add names throughout the wall. It must be pretty nerve wracking because there are no do overs.

Vietnam Wall namesThe Wall will have 58,299 names once these are finished. About 350 have been added since the Wall opened in 1984. There are also eight names whose status from missing to recovered will be changed when crosses are altered to diamonds. That will leave 728 unaccounted versus 1,300 when the Wall was built.



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