Saturday, May 24, 2008

Especially for Memorial Day:

I just found out about yesterday while watching Glenn Beck. It has a digitized version of the Vietnam Wall which allows friends & family members of those who gave their lives in the service of our Country to add information and comments. also has historical military records from many wars, even photos from Vietnam & World War II. I was even able to find a Civil War record of someone with my same last name, could be a distant relative since he also has the same first name as my great great great grandfather. Check it out, it's an excellent way to remember those who have served.

More info about the digitized Vietnam Wall:

At full size, The Wall image on Footnote is about 460 feet wide (400,000 pixels wide by 12,500 pixels tall).
We found 58,320 names inscribed on The Wall.
There are about 70 names which are duplicates or misspellings. 26 names are listed as "not KIA".
8 names are women.
2,056 are listed as "body not recovered."
Average age is 22.8 years old.
6,301 images were photographed by Peter Krogh
Darren Higgins used six computers to stitch 1,494 images into a single 5 gigapixel image of The Wall.

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