More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including four from North Texas, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s In Memory Program.

The program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible for inscription on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines.

On June 17, 2017, VVMF will host more than 2,000 attendees at the annual ceremony on the East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where each In Memory honoree’s name will be read aloud.

This year, 411 service members will be honored during the ceremony. The master of ceremonies will be Capt. Denis Faherty.

The 2017 In Memory Inductees from North Texas:

Jimmy Weldon Bradley, U.S. Army

Anna, Texas

March 3 1947 – May 30, 2004

Otis Carroll Huggins, U.S. Marine Corps

Farwell, Texas

October 31, 1942 – July 2, 2013

Dennis Lee Jacobs, U.S. Army

Dallas, Texas

March 2, 1947 – June 6, 2014

Peter Edward Laux, U.S. Marine Corps

Plano, Texas

April 10, 1943 – July 13. 2012

In Memory began in 1999 and has since honored more than 2,800 veterans. The In Memory Honor Roll has a remembrance page for each veteran and can be seen online.

The 2017 inductees will be added to the Honor Roll after the June ceremony.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the nonprofit organization that founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C. in 1982.

VVMF continues to lead the way in paying tribute to our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families. VVMF’s mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era.