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Traveling Memorial Wall

MVCV News Release

A smaller version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be visiting Molokai, and its creator is asking for our help. Janna Hoehn is a Maui resident and has dedicated herself to developing a traveling memorial, a portable model similar to the wall in Washington, D.C. Like its larger counterpart, it has all 58,307 names of the men and women killed in action in Vietnam. Janna will grace us with herself and her wall at the dedication of the new Molokai Veterans Center on Aug. 14. Janna travels all over our state and even California with the wall, going to schools and veteran events.

She is now working to get pictures with every name. In the past three years, she has collected approximately 42,000 photos. Janna is asking for Molokai’s help. She needs pictures of five Molokai veterans who were killed in Vietnam: Doulas Flores, Robert Maluenda Calibuso, Charles Crane, William Frank Storch Jr., and John Rego. Janna would also like to talk to their families. So if their families, or anyone who was friends with these brave men or has pictures of them at any age, please contact Jesse Church at 553-3323 or come to the Veterans Center dedication on Friday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. to speak with her. Mahalo.

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