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What is The Wall That Heals?

The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors the men and women who sacrificed themselves in the Vietnam War.

More information on The Wall That Heals can be found here.

 

The exhibit consists of the replica of the original Wall That Heal and the mobile Education Center. The exhibit is open to the public day and night throughout the visit.

The travelling exhibit will be in Indiana from Thursday, October 10, to Sunday, October, 13, in Mack Park. Visits to the site can be done 24/7 starting at midnight on Wednesday to Sunday at 3 p.m.

A procession of over 75 motorcycles and cars, lead by Sheriff Fyock, will escort The Wall That Heals into Mack Park on October 8 at 4:30 p.m. It will travel down Philadelphia Street to Mack Park. 

 

We encourage everyone to line Philadelphia Street to pay tribute at 4:30 p.m. on October 8th. 

Forty-one Indiana County residents were killed or missing in action, and will be featured on The Wall That Heals.

The Wall That Heals

Some of the other displays include: 

 

  • Hometown Heroes - Photos of service members who list their home of record from the local area. The photos are part of the effort to put a face to every name on The Wall That Heals for the virtual Wall of Faces.

  • A digital kiosk where visitors can search for names using the online Wall of Faces.

  • Photos of local Vietnam veterans honored through VVMF’s In Memory program which honors veterans who returned home and later died of Vietnam-related illnesses.

Mobile Education Center

The trailer that carries The Wall That Heals transforms to become a mobile Education Center. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

Additional exhibits give visitors a better understanding of the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the collection of items left at The Wall That Heals.

We are also providing educational opportunities for any group that wants to take advantage of them. On-site educators can give your group a personal hour long tour. For information on these opportunities please contact Tony DeLoreto at (724) 840-5661.

  • A display of items representative of those left at The Wall That Heals in Washington, D.C. in remembrance of those displayed on it.

  • Map of Vietnam

  • Two paper directories where names can be searched in alphabetical order.

  • The Gold Star Bike, which was donated to VVMF by the American Gold Star Mothers in 2012. The bike is a Softail Custom Harley that pays tribute to the mothers who lost sons to the Vietnam War.

These are the names of our Vietnam veterans from Indiana County that were killed in action during the Vietnam Conflict.

Name

David O. Auen

                                             

Robert L. Babula

                                            

Elmer E. Barr

                                                

James M. Becker

                                            

Walter P. Bem

                                       

Thomas M. Blystone

                                    

James F. Brown

                             

William E. Cannon

                                     

Floyd Cogley

                        

Tommy L. Craft

                               

Ralph E. Dias

                                               

Wesley E. Dodson

                                        

Wibur T. Dunlap

                                          

James K. Flannery

                                         

Terry L. Fyock

                                            

Leslie P. Hagara

                           

Scott O. Henry

                           

   Andrew A. Horchar, Jr.

              

Ronald L. Johnston

                                      

Michael L. Kaito

                           

Robert E. Kline

                          

Thomas W. Laughlin

Branch of Service

Date of Death

U.S. Marine Corp

U.S. Marine Corp

U.S. Army

U.S. Army

U.S. Marine Corp

U.S. Marine Corp

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U.S. Marine Corp

U.S. Air Force

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U.S. Navy

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U.S. Marine Corp

June 7, 1968

August 1966

March 30, 1969

1969

April 30, 1969

August 1, 1967

November 25, 1967

March 20, 1966

March 13, 1969

January 15, 1967

November 12, 1969

October 17, 1967

October 15, 1963

April 16, 1970

June 3, 1968

April 16, 1968

November 15, 1965

April 9, 1970

March 12, 1967

May 6, 1971

March 6, 1968

February 5, 1968

Wayne E. Lewis, Jr.

                                      

William R. Lewis, Jr.

                                     

Charles E. Mariskanish

                 

Robert P. Martin, Jr.

                                     

Glenn L. McMasters

                                      

Franklin D. Meyer

                                     

John F. Olesnanik

                                          

James R. Pantall

                              

Edward J. Parada

                                            

Harold A. Preisendefer

                  

Richard E. Saldano

                                      

David P. States

                                 

Gary W. Stern

                                                    

Francis P. Truance

                                            

William S. Waddle

                                           

Henry L. Weaver

 

Frank E. Weiss

 

Frederick A. Young

 

Robert M. Young

Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities

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U.S. Air Force

U.S. Marine Corp

U.S. Army

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U.S. Army

U.S. Marine Corp

U.S. Army

U.S Army

February 18, 1968

October 22, 1971

May 9, 1968

March 20, 1971

December 21, 1967

June 11, 1970

January 11, 1968

November 4, 1971

August 27, 1970

October 21, 1965

March 6, 1968

October 17, 1966

July 21, 1967

December 2, 1968

January 4, 1970

April 22, 1967

March 18, 1968

February 21, 1971

September 17, 1972

Your support means the world to us and veterans everywhere. Please consider being a sponsor for this project. Your donation is tax deductible. Anyone who is interested should contact Tony DeLoreto at (724) 840-5661. Follow the button below for information on our sponsorship levels.

We are also in need of volunteers during the time we host The Wall That Heals. We encourage you to show your support and honor those who served. To volunteer please contact, Wes at the American Legion, Post 141 or by calling (814) 599-2191.