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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.


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