Newly Renovated Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Dedicated in Georgia

Five-month-old William Danley wore blue corduroy overalls with a white shirt and red-tipped socks to the National Infantry Museum. His family dressed him in those patriotic colors for National Vietnam War Veterans Day, which fell on Good Friday.

They visited the museum for the dedication of a newly renovated replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. It bears the name of William's great-grandfather, Maj. William Callinan, along with more than 58,000 other U.S. service members who died or were reported missing during the war.

An Army aviator, Callinan was killed in a helicopter crash on Nov. 11, 1966, after helping rescue and resupply besieged friendly forces in Vietnam's central highlands. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism.
Vietnam War Memorial by Andrew France is licensed under Flickr Flickr

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