The number has now reached 58, 260. The number, that is, of names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Four additional names were added to The Wall during the second week of May. Those of:
• Marine Lance Cpl. Raymond Mason of Bristol, Rhode Island., who was seriously wounded during Tet ’68, and who died as a result of those wounds in 2006.
• Marine Lance Cpl. Richard M. Goossens of Racine, Wisconsin, who received multiple gunshot wounds on May 12, 1968, and who died in 2004.
• Army Spec4 Dennis O. Hargrove of Burns, Tennessee, who was severely wounded on May 10, 1969, and who died in 1987.
• Army Spec4 Darrell J. Naylor of Balko Beaver, Oklahoma, who was wounded on April 14, 1967, and who died in 2006.
The names, which were added to The Wall as closely as possible to their dates of casualty, will become “official” when they are read aloud during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at The Wall on Monday, May 26.
For more info, see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s detailed press release at