Photos of Wanted Virginia Vietnam War Veterans – Farmville

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The Virginia War Memorial is looking for personal photographs of Vietnam War veterans taken while serving in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Photos will be reviewed by Memorial staff and may be used for the upcoming exhibit, 50 Years Beyond: The Vietnam War Experience.

“We plan to feature photos of 50 Vietnam veterans from Virginia in the exhibit which will open on January 27, 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords that formally ended the Vietnam War,” said Dr. Clay Mountcastle, Director. of the Virginia War Memorial. “These photos will be used along with professional photographic portraits of the selected veterans taken today.”

The Virginia War Memorial collaborates with award-winning photographer and U.S. Navy veteran Laura Hatcher to capture contemporary photos of selected Vietnam veterans.

Memorial staff are currently collecting “in-country” photos from the Vietnam War, personal correspondence, memorabilia, and oral histories of veterans who served. Virginia Vietnam veterans must submit digital photos in jpg, tiff, or PDF formats to the Virginia War Memorial by April 30 for consideration in the upcoming exhibit.

“We greatly appreciate the help of Vietnam veterans and their families in this project. Rest assured that the Virginia War Memorial will not reproduce, publish or copy any of the 50 selected veterans, the Memorial will obtain written permission from the veteran submitting the photo for use.

To submit photos and other materials, go to https://vawarmemorial.org/50yearsbeyond/

Photos and documents may also be submitted by mail to: Fifty Years Beyond: The Vietnam War Experience, c/o The Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvedere St., Richmond, VA 23220

For more information about this project, email exhibitions@vawarmemorial.org or call (804) 786-2060.

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