405 Photos Still Missing

Wall of Faces documents Vietnam casualties

In 2014, of the 58,276 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Wall of Faces (vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces), 24,000 had no photos.

After a campaign that asked the public to upload images, as of May of this year only 1,300 memorials on the site remained without photos. As of Nov. 4, only 393 were left, and 213 of them are for soldiers from New York state, nearly all of them from New York City and Long Island.

The photos of Bruce Reed of Peekskill (d. 1969) and Franz Wallner of Yonkers (d. 1966) were recently added to the Wall of Faces memorial.

In May, there were 13 service members from in or near the Hudson Valley without photos; today three remain:

Michael Garlo (b. 1948), Fishkill, Marines, d. Aug. 20, 1969
Ramon H. Gonzalez (b. 1939), Newburgh, Army, d. Feb. 13, 1968
Dennis M. Hotaling (b. 1949), Middletown, Army, d. March 23, 1971

If you have an image of any of these men, visit the site to upload.

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