Not everyone's name has been engraved on the wall

Both during and after the Vietnam War, literately thousands of American Veterans suffered, endured then died from exposure to the chemical Agent Orange.

Those Veterans died from their wounds after serving in Vietnam but their names are not included on "The Wall,"  the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.,and the traveling memorial. Over 58,000 American Veterans are included on "The Wall."

Just as my family pulls back from any photos of "The Wall,"  40 years later we still hurt that our family member is not included on "The Wall" and there are thousands of American Families that endure the same.
The Purple Heart was never awarded, their names are not included, their names are not engraved.

This is simply a sincere attempt to keep the promise we will never forget.

Captain my captain, welcome home my brother Jim, U.S. Army Captain James E. Wright, Army Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Long Range Recon Patrol, Pleiku, Vietnam 1967-68 then 1968-69; passed away in the VA hospital, Temple,Texas.

Just like the American Veterans from previous generations, the American Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan that have committed suicide will not be included or awarded a Purple Heart. As of today, more Americans are dying each day in Afghanistan from suicide than are being killed on the battlefield. But that is a taboo subject that shouldn't be discussed.


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