WASHINGTON, D.C.- A group of more than 400 Vietnam veterans, including three from Mississippi will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2017.
The program honors veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible for inscription on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines.
The induction ceremony will take place on June 17, 2017 and will host more than 2,000 people on the East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Each In Memory honoree’s name will be read aloud.
The plaque that honors these veterans reads:
“In Memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service. We honor and remember their sacrifice.”
In Memory began in 1999 and has honored more than 2,800 veterans. The 2017 Mississippi inductees are as follows:
Daniel Webster Brooks, Jr., U.S. Army
September 27, 1944-March 14, 2015
Joseph Lin McNair, Sr., U.S. Army
March 5, 1949 – September 19, 2016
Harry Eugene Steele, III, U.S. Navy
September 5, 1939 – March 17, 2011
For more information on the In Memory program click HERE.