TALLADEGA -- 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 help in providing photographs to honor the memory of the fallen soldiers from Alabama. As of October 2016, 17 of Talladega County’s 35 casualties in the Vietnam War still do not have photographs representing them (471 of the 1,210 casualties from Alabama lack images).

Your help in finding photos of the following Talladega County fallen heroes would be greatly appreciated: James Bush; Johnnie Ray Compton; Andrew Evans; Robert Eugene Gardner; Charles Edward Heath; Earnest Paul Holmes; Errol Arthur Hughes; Jack Marion Jones; Jack Moss; Eddie Lee Moton; James Patrick Nailen; Edward Lewis Nix; Roger Lee Oliver; William Daniel Sapp; William Marshall Shaw; Lee Wesley Swain; and Charlie Lewis Walker.

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 towww.vvmf.org and clicking the Wall of Faces link.

Blake Busbin