Greenfield man collecting pictures of Vietnam veterans

(WISH File Photo)

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – Memorial Day weekend is the time our nation acknowledges the people who fought and died for us over the years. However, every day is Memorial Day for an Air Force veteran in Greenfield.

David Hine is determined to make sure everyone remembers the people who were killed in Vietnam.

“They sacrificed their life for all of us. We need to remember them, but we also need to remember them as more than just a casualty,” Hine said.

Hine is collecting pictures of Hoosier soldiers who died in Vietnam, which is more than 1,500 people.

58,000 Americans died in Vietnam and Hine knows their war was not like others in US history.

“Vietnam wasn’t a popular war. The soldiers that came back were treated terribly and the ones that did lose, people probably think that no one cares. But that’s not the case,” Hine said.

By collecting pictures, Hine hopes people can honor the victims and make up for the poor treatment they endured after they came home from war.

“It’s the least we can do for them,” Hine said.

Hine said he would welcome the help of the American Legion and VFW posts. He says if they could do the research just on their own posts, that would speed up his own research.

The pictures Hine collects is being shared with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the tributes around the Vietnam Wall.

You can send pictures or email questions to Hine at hoosierfaces@attnet.

For more information on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, click here.

 The following is a list of veterans Hine still needs pictures of:

  • JACK LEE ALLEN                       CPL         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           6/28/1947 – 1/12/1967
  • JAMES OTIS ALLEN                   SSGT      ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           9/28/1938 – 2/20/1966
  • JAMES EDWARD ARNOLD          CPL         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           7/29/1944 – 10/9/1968
  • ROY LEE CHANEY                       PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           4/21/1950 – 12/31/1970
  • DAVID COLVIN                            LCPL       MARINE CORPS                INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           12/1/1946 – 3/27/1966
  • EVERETT FREDERICK COX         SP5         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           4/17/1947 – 12/24/1968
  • WILLIAM ANDERSON CRAIG       PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           9/7/1950 – 8/5/1970
  • RONALD GENE DENNIS               SGT     ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           8/8/1944 – 12/24/1969
  • RONALD FRANCIS DONOHUE      LCPL       MARINE CORPS                INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           1/27/1947 – 8/23/1968
  • WILLIAM KENNETH GARRITY      PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           8/4/1949 – 2/1/1970
  • JOE BILL GIBSON                        PVT        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           8/15/1949 – 4/7/1970
  • RICHARD DALE GORDON             PFC        MARINE CORPS                INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           1/3/1948 – 6/28/1968
  • HARVEY GENE GRAHAM              SP4         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           3/13/1945 – 5/18/1970
  • KENNETH LEE HEARN                  LCPL       MARINE CORPS                INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           1/13/1947 – 5/14/1967
  • DAVID CHARLES M JACKSON      SP5         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           10/22/1947 – 2/26/1969
  • RALPH EDWARD JOHNSON          LCPL       MARINE CORPS                INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           8/24/1948 – 11/21/1967
  • GRAYLAND JONES                        PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           9/1/1950 – 11/23/1969
  • DAVID COLEMAN KAY                   SPFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           7/12/1948 – 4/10/1970
  • MICHAEL LEWIS                            PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           12/24/1943 – 8/22/1966
  • RONNIE LEE LOGAN                      SGT        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           12/8/1946 – 8/25/1967
  • HORACE GIBBS MITCHELL JR       SGT        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           10/10/1941 – 7/7/1966
  • MARVIN EUGENE PENRY                SGT        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           7/21/1947 – 3/29/1968
  • CARL WAYNE PHILLIPS                 PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           10/2/1942 – 11/19/1966
  • ROY ROGERS ROARK                    PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           2/16/1947 – 11/22/1966
  • BRADLEY ANDREW SAINT CLAIR  PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           1/9/1948 – 9/6/1968
  • MICHAEL LYNN SCISNEY               PFC        MARINE CORPS                INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           9/21/1946 – 4/13/1967
  • WILLIAM LEE SFERRUZZI              PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           3/7/1944 – 11/2/1968
  • JAMES NELSON STEEN                  PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           5/5/1947 – 8/24/1969
  • THOMAS HAROLD TAFT                 CPL         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           8/8/1950 – 4/24/1971
  • JAMES EDWARD TAYLOR               SGT        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           1/18/1944 – 3/28/1966
  • HARRY STEWART THOMPSON        SSGT      ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           2/1/1929 – 12/5/1965
  • JAMES ROBERT WARREN JR          SP4         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           5/1/1942 – 10/27/1967
  • HARRY ALLEN WATSON                  SSGT      AIR FORCE           INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           3/2/1933 – 11/29/1970
  • MICHAEL FRANCIS WEISSERT        SP5         ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           8/6/1945 – 10/11/1967
  • RICHARD WESSEL                           LCPL       MARINE CORPS                INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           11/28/1946 – 3/6/1967
  • KENNETH EUGENE WILLARD JR      PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           10/21/1946 – 3/18/1968
  • BOBBY JOE WILSON                        PFC        ARMY    INDIANAPOLIS  MARION              IN           2/12/1946 – 1/12/1967

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