Senator Gresham seeks photos of fallen heroes from Senate District 26 for Vietnam Veterans Education Center at the Wall

July 10, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) is seeking photos of Vietnam War veterans from Senate District 26 who were killed in action in order to honor the fallen heroes at a new facility which compliments the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.  The photos will be part of a multimedia display at the new Education Center at the Wall, which will be built between the existing Wall and the Lincoln Memorial.

The effort is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF).  Gresham, who represents Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, McNairy, Henderson and Haywood Counties, was enlisted to help in the initiative by Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) who is heading up the effort statewide.

“The Education Center already has photos for 596 soldiers of the 1,295 Tennesseans who are listed on ‘The Wall’ in Washington,” said Senator Gresham, who is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps.  “We are looking for photos for the remaining 699 heroes so that they are honored in a way they so richly deserve.”

Fayette County

Moscow:  Robert L. Wright, Army

Oakland:  Dwight A. Bremmer, Army and Joe N. Watson, Marine Corps

Rossville:  Roger D. Reed, Marine Corps

Somerville:  Charles Turner, Army and Simon Dean, Jr., Army

Hardeman County 

Bolivar:  John W. Howell, Army and Silvester Beauregard, Army

Middleton:  Ronnie L. McCormick, Marine Corps

Henderson County 

Darden:  John A. Kolwyck, Army

Lexington:  Donald H. Powers, Army

McNairy County

Bethel:  William E. Humphrey, Army

Finger:  Charles D. Crowe, Army

McNairy County:  Dennis W. Taylor, Army

Haywood County

Stanton:  Albert N. Wright, Jr., Marine Corps, R. T. Perry, Army and William A. Ferrell, Army

Brownsville:  Andrew Currie, Marine Corps; James E. Young, Army; Larry A. Land, Marine Corps; Richard K. Johnston, Army; William L. Haak, Marine Corps and Willie Coleman, Jr., Army

Decatur County

Parsons:  Oscar B. Lyles, Jr., Army

Decatur:  James T. Davis, Army

Hardin County

Saltillo:  David H. Brown, Marine Corps

“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a tremendous visual reminder of the sacrifices paid by many American soldiers.  This is an effort to compliment the wall by adding a face to the name,” Gresham added.

Photos can be submitted to Senator Dolores Gresham, 308 War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243 or call 615 741-2368 (toll free 1-800 449-TENN ext 12368).

To view the photos that have already been submitted or see if someone you know is among those without a photo, please visit The Wall of Faces website at


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