The story

Julius Derico Jr. didn't need to travel to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington to pay tribute to his fallen comrade -- the first casualty of his unit in Vietnam.

As he huddled around a computer with other veterans, he searched for his friend's name in a newly digitized version of the Wall.

While it's just one of the Wall's 58,320 names, Derico said he hopes people understand that it represents something more than just an inscription. Read full article »

All About VietnamWar and ConflictNational Archives and Records Administration

Don't Miss