10.25.14

San Francisco Chronicle: Cedar Falls woman fights for lost Vietnam sailors

Pat Kinney of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports on efforts to add the names of 74 soildiers to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall:

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — It has been 45 years since 74 American sailors died when their ship was cut in two by an Australian carrier off the coast of Vietnam.

Their names aren't on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. It's an oversight a young Cedar Falls woman has made it her mission to rectify, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported

The nonbinding proposal passed by the U.S. House urges Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, himself a Vietnam veteran, to honor the names of the Evans dead.

"Heroism and sacrifice should never go unrecognized by an arbitrary line on a map," states the resolution proposed by U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California.

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By:  Pat Kinney
Source: San Francisco Chronicle