Reading of the Wall Names

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund – Reading of the Wall Names

By Charlie Shyab

In early fall I received the information that they were going to read the Wall Names for the 3rd time since the building of the wall. I have been supporting the fund for many years and also attending the ceremonies celebrating the lives of those who gave their all. So when they emailed me to know if I would be interested, I forwarded the info to Dennis Ziegler and when he told me that he was on board and he would be reading his brother’s name (Roger Ziegler) at 8:10 am I told him I had the 8:08 slot.

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From: ROTN@VVMF.org [mailto:ROTN@VVMF.org]
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 2:28 PM
To: Charles Shyab
Subject: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund – Reading of the Names Confirmation

Dear Charles,

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is honored to have you participate in the Reading of the Names of the more than 58,000 service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of The Wall’s 30th Anniversary.

You are scheduled to read on 11/9/12 at 8:06 AM. The list of names that you will be reading are as follows:

THOMAS E RAUBOLT, GEOFFREY D SAUNDERS, JAMES C SMITH, RAYMOND J SMITH, MICHAEL P STILES, LILBURN R STOW, EARL P SUMMERSILL, TERRY L TEBBETTS, ROBERT E TERRELL, JAMES W TERRY, LARRY R TODD, JAMES L TURNER, WILLIAM F VANDERVORT JR, LARRY A WINCHESTER, ROBERT L WORRELL, EDWARD J ZEWERT JR, GEORGE B ALLISON, DONALD E ANGERMAN, ROBERT BADCOCK, CHARLES J BONGARTZ, ROBERT J BOWDERN JR, HOLLIS W BUCK,  JAMES R CAMPBELL, RICKEY L CHRAN, THOMAS S COLE, ROBERT S CROKE, MELVIN J DECKER, ROBERT E FUSS, JONATHON L GENS, JOHN P KELLEY

Thank you for joining us in honoring those who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War.

We look forward to seeing you in November!
Sincerely,
Jan Craig Scruggs
Founder and President

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We arrived at 7:00 am to register and then went to the wall to present a flag and list to leave at panel 52/E where most of the Chu Moor KIA’S are listed.

We then took our seat to await our turn while others read the preceding names. We were directed to join the line 7:50 am to move to the platform. I went on at 8:08 am and stood by for him to read. Every time someone would read a name starting with Charles, I would expect them to follow with Shyab, but then I would come back to reality. Man!

When I read HOLLIS W. BUCK and JAMES R.CAMPBELL, I had to pause to keep my composure as they were men I knew. I saluted as we left the platform on our way to FT. Meade.

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One thought on “Reading of the Wall Names

  1. You are one amazing news editor? in all you post on this site; Many heartfelt thanks for your care
    of this site and doing so much to preserve the sacrifices our fellow soldiers made under trying circumstances. It is always a pleasure to hear from you and see what adventures you are involve with.I pray you will be strengthened for your continuing task. cs

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