Honoring Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Vietnam Wall in 1982, seeks to honor all Vietnam veterans and help heal the nation’s wounds from the Vietnam War. As they continue their mission, they are seeking to connect a face with every name on the Wall through both their interactive digital Wall of Faces as well as in the future Education Center.

In an effort to help fulfill this mission, history students at Auburn High School are seeking community support in providing photographs to honor the memory of the fallen soldiers from Alabama. As of July 2017, five of Blount County’s thirteen casualties in the Vietnam War still do not have photographs representing them on the Wall of Faces (323 of the 1210 casualties from Alabama lack images).

Your help in finding photos of the following Blount County fallen heroes would be greatly appreciated: Bobby Waits Cameron, who fell on May 6th, 1967 (Hayden); Larry George Cannon, who fell on February 3rd, 1968 (Oneonta; Army); Robert Andrew Huie, who fell on January 31st, 1968 (Oneonta; Army); Michael David Long, who fell on February 7th, 1968 (Oneonta; Marine Corps); and Conrad Earl Poole, who fell on April 6th, 1967 (Oneonta; Army)

For those with information or photos of these heroes, please contact Blake Busbin, Auburn High School history teacher, at wbbusbin@auburnschools.org. Families and friends can also submit photos to the Wall of Faces site, by going to www.vvmf.org and clicking the Wall of Faces link.

Blake Busbin