Local Vietnam veterans visit DC memorial

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Decorated Vietnam War veteran Clifford Hull pauses at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a trip he and other Augusta veterans took to Washington DC courtesy of the Vets To Washington Project to commemorate the Memorial's 30th anniversary November 11, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Navy Vietnam War veteran Ken Burkett locates the name of his best friend, Joe Johns, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a trip he and other Augusta Vietnam veterans took to Washington DC, courtesy of the Vets To Washington Project, to commemorate the Memorial's 30th anniversary November 11, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Vietnam War veteran Harold Lewis, right, and his wife Francies, cast shadows on the names carved into the black granite at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a trip he and other Augusta veterans took to Washington DC, courtesy of the Vets To Washington Project, to commemorate the Memorial's 30th anniversary November 11, 2012. More than 58,000 names are carved into the wall. Michael Holahan Staff
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The two sides of the "V" come together Saturday afternoon November 11, 2012 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on the day of the Memorial's 30th anniversary . Michael Holahan Staff
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A couple (not from Augusta) searches the 58,000 names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on the Memorial's 30th anniversary Saturday afternoon November 11, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Volunteer Don Roof, left, helps Vietnam War veteran Keith Grim make a name etching at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on the day of the Memorial's 30th anniversary Saturday November 10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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A note left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC Saturday afternoon November 11, 2012 reads "I did my best Dad! Love You." Saturday marked the Memorial's 30th anniversary. Personal items are frequently left at the wall and eventually collected and archived. Michael Holahan Staff
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Richard Jimenez (not from Augusta) salutes the names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the day of it's 30th anniversary Saturday November 11, 2012. Mr. Jimenez paused at every wall panel and gave a salute. Both sides of the "V" shaped memorial has 70 panels with with the engraved names of more than 58,000 Americans killed in the war. Michael Holahan Staff
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A volunteer at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC stands on a ladder to make an etching of a name high on the wall Saturday afternoon November 11, 2012. Saturday marked the Memorial's 30th anniversary. Michael Holahan Staff
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Richard Jimenez (not from Augusta) , left, pauses and looks at the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the day of it's 30th anniversary Saturday November 11, 2012. Mr. Jimenez paused at every wall panel and gave a salute. Both sides of the "V" shaped memorial has 70 panels with with the engraved names of more than 58,000 Americans killed in the war. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with the Washington Monument in the background, in Washington DC on the Memorial's 30th anniversary Saturday November 10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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A woman touches the names engraved into the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on the occasion of the Memorial's 30th anniversary Saturday November 10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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A Buddist monk tends to his camera during a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC Saturday afternoon November 11, 2012 on the occasion of the Memorial's 30th anniversary. Michael Holahan Staff
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A woman sheds some tears at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on the occasion of the Memorial's 30th anniversary Saturday November 10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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A Vietnam veteran wait in the chilly night air for his turn to read some of the names of Americans killed in the War during to commemorate the 30th anniversary at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC Friday evening November 9, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Names engraved into black granite at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC Saturday November 10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Decorated Vietnam War veterans from Augusta line up for a photo at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a trip Augusta to Washington DC, courtesy of the Vets To Washington Project, to commemorate the Memorial's 30th anniversary November 11, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Vietnam War veterans from Augusta and thier guests ride a bus to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, courtesy of the Vets To Washington Project, to commemorate the Memorial's 30th anniversary November 11, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Vietnam veteran at the Vietnan Donald Rutledge reads the names of fallen soldiers Friday evening November 11, 2012 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a trip he and other Augusta veterans took to Washington DC, courtesy of the Vets To Washington Project, to commemorate the Memorial's 30th anniversary November 11. In all, volunteers read more than 58,000 names over the course of the Veteran's Day weekend. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Augusta's Vietnam Veterans return home after a visit to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC on the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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Augusta's Vietnam Veterans return home after a visit to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC on the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC the occasion of Memorial's 30th anniversary Veterans Day weekend November 9-10, 2012. Michael Holahan Staff

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A group of local Vietnam Veterans traveled to Washington DC to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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