Honoring Vietnam veterans


Janna Hoehn, volunteer with Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Wall of Faces, is searching for photos of Larry G. Cannon and Conrad E. Poole, Vietnam veterans whose names appear on the Wall and have Oneonta listed as their hometown. -Sue Hudelson

Janna Hoehn, volunteer with Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Wall of Faces, is searching for photos of Larry G. Cannon and Conrad E. Poole, Vietnam veterans whose names appear on the Wall and have Oneonta listed as their hometown. -Sue Hudelson

Janna Hoehn, resident of Maui and volunteer with Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Wall of Faces, is searching for photos of two veterans from Oneonta. The names Larry G. Cannon (1948- 1968) and Conrad E. Poole (1942- 1967) are etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Their photos are not included on the Wall of Faces website. Once collected, photos of all those listed on the Wall will also be displayed in a future education center adjacent to the memorial in Washington. To date, the organization has collected over 55,000 photos of the 58,315 names on the Wall. Hoehn said, “Putting a face with a name changes the whole dynamic of the Wall. It keeps our fallen heroes’ memories alive and honors them.”

If you are a relative, classmate, or friend of Cannon or Poole, Hoehn wants to hear from you. Photos are needed, but any information you have (such as what school they attended) is helpful. She is also looking for a “boots on the ground” volunteer to search for obituaries, make trips to libraries, or go to schools to look through yearbooks.

To see photos of people you know, visit www.vvmf.org/thewall and type a name in the search box. You might have a better photo than the one currently available. You can also find information about the future education center and make donations at this site. To submit photos or information, email Hoehn at neverforgotten2014@gmail.com.