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WHRO Public Media Identifies Remaining 15 Virginia Veterans Still In Need of Photo for 'Wall of Faces'
WHRO Public Media has honored veterans through several initiatives, with the longest-running project being the Wall of Faces. The virtual Wall of Faces was developed to honor and remember every person whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The goal being to find a photo to go with each of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall. Of that number, there are 1,307 names from Virginia.
As we approach Veteran’s Day 2019, 15 names still need a photo. “As we’ve worked with individuals and community partners to locate photos for this project, we’ve learned the incredible stories of some of the veterans who served, “said Bert Schmidt, President and CEO of WHRO Public Media. “We would love nothing more than to report all have been found.”
WHRO Public Media has identified the remaining veterans from Virginia still in need of a photo.
SSGT Helmut W. Paier of Hampton
PFC Douglas R. Cooke of Newport News
PFC Charles C. Isler Jr. of Norfolk
SGT Walter Williams Jr. of Portsmouth
SGT Fred H. Patterson of Appomattox
SGT Charles Lattimore Jr. of Arlington
PFC Robert D. Buchanan of Bristol
SP4 Donald W. McCann of Danville
PFC Terry P. Pierce of Hopewell
CPL Ronald E. Robertson of Madison Heights
PFC Wayland F. McCaulley Jr. of Manassas
SSGT Franklin R. Watkins of Meherrin
SSGT Robert L. Pulliam of Petersburg
SP4 Robert L. Simon Jr. of Richmond
PFC Aubrey A. Reid Jr. of Roanoke
To help find these photos, visit WHRO’s Virginia Stories from The Wall.
Watch stories of local veterans in our Veterans Coming Home series.
About WHRO Public Media: Since its founding in 1961 to support education, WHRO Public Media has employed creativity and technology to serve the residents of Eastern Virginia in its mission to educate, inform and entertain viewers and listeners of WHRO’s four public television and six public radio stations. Owned by 21 southeastern Virginia school divisions, WHRO Public Media also delivers online educational and new media services to 286,000 students and 25,000 educators per month. To learn more, visit www.whro.org.