New Caucus Coin placed at The Wall by Tim Egan, PA-C
This past Veterans Day, I had the honor and privilege to be a reader of names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. This year is the 30th anniversary of The Wall. Every 5 years, having his/her name read aloud, honors every person engraved on the memorial. It takes approximately 65 hours to read the over 58,000 names inscribed on that black granite.
During the time I was there, I placed a new Veterans Caucus coin amongst the memorabilia left at the base of the wall. I chose a spot right in front of an Army medic, Corporal Jeffrey Straface, who died January 13, 1968. It seemed to me that it was an appropriate location because, if he had survived, he might have been a PA. For those of you who have not visited the Wall, I would recommend stopping by some time and reflecting on the cost of that conflict which is now having it’s 50th anniversary.
While there, Jackie and I also placed a wreath from my local American Legion Post.