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Past Exhibits

Faces With Names Online

A volunteer-led effort to locate images of all San Antonio Vietnam casualties has yielded more than 300. An online archive is being made available to the public.

 
 

About the Exhibit:

Faces With Names Online

August 1, 2010 - November 6, 2013

In 2012, a group of San Antonio volunteers completed an extensive three-year effort to gather images of all San Antonio-area Vietnam casualties. Thanks to the heroic efforts of the volunteer committee, the "Faces with Names" project gathered more than 300 images of San Antonians lost in Vietnam, and this Veteran’s Day, the archive is being made available online.
 
The Faces with Names project has compiled the San Antonio-area images at utsa.edu/faceswithnames. The micro-site now houses the 300-plus images, along with a narrative of how the committee members went about conducting their research and discovery of images.
 
Called for by Peter Holt and executed by a volunteer committee selected by UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Faces with Names was a localization of a national project aimed at gathering images of all Vietnam War casualties for the "National Education Center at The Wall."
 
In May 2012, as Memorial Day closed in, the volunteer committee submitted their nearly completed project to the education center for inclusion on the "virtual wall," housed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website, VVMF.org. Locally, the Institute of Texan Cultures serves as a curator and repository of the completed San Antonio Faces with Names project.

 

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