As Memorial Day approaches, I just ran across something that may be of interested to any of you who lost family or friends during the Vietnam war, as my family did.

From the Washington Times:

The Washington Times has partnered with the Internet company Footnote.com on a new project that transforms Washington’s Vietnam war memorial wall into an interactive, personal journey on the Web. The Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial allows you to search the names on the wall and to drill down into the government’s official war records to learn details about each of the 58,000-plus heroes enshrined on the wall.

The search page is here.

I found my cousin — one thing I noticed is that, if you do a search, try using the legal first name and not a shortened version (i.e. “Steven” not “Steve”) or the search mechanism won’t find it.

(h/t Lucianne)

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