Theodore's World: Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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April 02, 2008

Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has gone digital. The digital version is stitched together from more than 6,000 photographs. You can search for a name on the wall quickly and easily using the search box. It will take you to the name instantly.

Once you find the name, you can click on it. This will bring up details on the person, such as rank, hometown and cause of death. But you can help show the person behind the name. You can add photos and comments about your loved one.

Just CLICK on link below

Posted by Wild Thing at April 2, 2008 02:44 AM


I'll have to check this out.
I have one on the wall and my hubby has two.
Distant cousins they were.

Posted by: Lynn at April 2, 2008 05:09 AM

WOW WT........This is so awesome!!!! Thank you so much for posting this so we can take a virtual tour of the Vietnam Wall!!! It is so easy to use...I was able to locate friends and classmates right away.

Thanks again!!!!!

Posted by: John at April 2, 2008 12:00 PM

There were several men killed whose names I did not know. I will always remember them, but wish I knew where they were on The Wall. There are several others I can look up. This is grand!

Posted by: TomR at April 2, 2008 12:56 PM

Kind of a side bar to this posting. I noticed last week that Paulette Carlson has again been asked by the National Office of Rolling Thunder to be part of their Memorial Day weekend program at the "Wall" on Sunday, May 25.

I am sure they will get to hear her tribute song to Vietnam Veterans several times over that weekend. As most of you know there have been a couple of songs specifially pertaining to Vietnam Vets, like Traveling Soldier, the 8th of November, and the "Wall", but none of these address the thankless service that the Vietnam Vets gave to this Country. As many times as I have played this song, "Thank You Vets", it is still hard to listen to with out tearing up, not because it is sad or brings back some bad memories, but rather because it reminds me how very Proud I am to have served with this band of Brothers. We recognized our value and service even if our Country did not. Thank you Paulette.

Posted by: tango bravo at April 2, 2008 02:34 PM

Thank you so much Chrissie, this is wonderful, I did send this to my buddy Bill, if he wants to link to it off my unit's website. I did get to see the traveling wall years ago and it was a very rough day. God Bless.

Thanks TB, great song too, Paulette is a favorite, I sure miss her Highway 101 performances.

Posted by: Jack at April 2, 2008 06:00 PM

Here is Paulette Carlson's Thank You Vets:

Posted by: Jack at April 2, 2008 06:11 PM

Thank you WT and Jack for the link.

Posted by: Mark at April 2, 2008 07:21 PM

Thanks for pinging me over here, something to send out to my friends.

Posted by: Ozaob at April 2, 2008 08:28 PM

Thanks Chrissie.........kind of brings the memories of good friends lost close to home. You're a sweetheart!!

Posted by: Captain Dave at April 2, 2008 08:47 PM

Chrissie - because of all the spam that never ends - we ALMOST shipped your email there. GLAD WE DIDN'T!! Have added you to our mail list.

Thanks for caring
Vietnam Vet
Oct 70-Oct 71
101st Airborne AirMobile
B/2nd/501st; Phu Bai/Hue
Camp Eagle; FBS Brick & others
Korean DMZ 1975-1976
Ft Campbell 74-75 & 77-78 NCOSI

Posted by: Larry Stafford at April 2, 2008 08:49 PM

Lynn, I looked up several too. I am so glad they made this available.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:05 AM

John,I am so glad. I have been to The Wall in D.C. several times, but this is very special too especially for those that can't get there.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:07 AM

Tom, I am glad you can look some up. And in my heart I really believe they know too when we don't have a name but we do remember them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:12 AM

Hi tango bravo, thank you so much, she is terrific. I am so glad she is going to be there that is great.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:18 AM

Jack, yes it is hard, so very hard.

Thank you for the link to Paulette Carlson's song. This is great I am listening to it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:41 AM

Mark, I am glad I found it. I know it is very hard, I looked up several before I posted it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:42 AM

Ozaob, thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:45 AM

Hi Captain Dave, I am so glad, thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:46 AM

Vietnam Vets are THE BEST and damn the DC traitors that tied their hands with politically correct 'Rules of Non-Engagement'!!! Damn the Hollyweirdos, Rock & Roll Dopers and media scum that did the same....

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 3, 2008 12:48 AM

Larry Stafford, I know what you mean about spam. I never had any till about a year ago.
I am thrilled you opened it and came here. Thank you Larry so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 12:48 AM

Darth, AMEN my friend!

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 3, 2008 01:13 AM

always good to hear from you, you always have something interesting in life to say or show, we all love you for that, keep being yourself always,..Bobby

Posted by: bobby at April 4, 2008 05:20 PM