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Vietnam vets need help building memorial

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Vietnam Veterans of America's 668th Chapter is seeking support from the local community in efforts to raise funds for the new Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Mangilao. The monument honors local servicemen killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Veteran Nick Francisco says the memorial wall cost about $40,000 to construct, half of which he says has been raised through fundraisers. "We are asking the entire community of Guam, please help the Vietnam veterans of America to fulfill this dream to honor 76 sons of Guam that did not make it back and to recognize all the Vietnam veterans of America that served one way or another," he explained.

The memorial is anticipated to be complete on Veterans Day in November. Donations can be made at the organizations headquarters in Mangilao or you can call Francisco at 482-3650.

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