The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors and celebrates the lives, service and legacies of all the men and women from the Commonwealth who served during the Vietnam War, 1959-1975.
To date, the names of 1,547 men and one woman from Massachusetts are inscribed in granite at the Place of Names, having rendered the ultimate sacrifice to their country during this conflict.
For inclusion on this memorial, a name must first be inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (“The Wall”) in Washington, D.C.
The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s “In Memory” program on this Web site honors those Bay State veterans who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not fit the U.S. Department of Defense criteria for inclusion upon the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. – and thus they are excluded from the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial as well.
“In Memory” honorees are those veterans who suffered from medical issues caused by their service in Vietnam (exposure to defoliant spray and psychological wounds, for example). Once the names of veterans from Massachusetts are added to the “In Memory” program at the national memorial, they are added to this site here in Massachusetts as well.
For more information on the “In Memory” program, please contact the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. at (202) 393-0090 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Memory Honor Roll (in alphabetical order)
EDWARD F MISIASZEK