Got California veterans’ photos?

Over the past five years, community newspapers from across the country have joined the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Faces Project.

VVMF is the organization that built and maintains the Vietnam Veterans WALL in Washington D.C. Several years ago, the VVFM started a project known as the “FACES PROJECT.” VVVFM is attempting to obtain a photo of every service member killed in action and listed on the WALL.

“Newspapers have the unique ability to find photos of missing Vietnam veterans that were killed in action,” said Andrew Johnson, a Wisconsin publisher who heads up the veterans’-photo project. “Newspapers are on the ground in the communities where our heroes lived.”

Today, 175 photos are missing from California and may reside in newsroom files. CNPA staff will reach out to member newsrooms in coming weeks to help close the gap. You can help, too, by viewing the missing entries from California.