Washington, DC - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and M.T. Publishing Company, Inc. of Evansville, IN have released All They Left Behind: Legacies of the Men and Women on The Wall. Published in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the hardbound book reveals the personalities, histories and courage of 61 individuals who gave their lives in service to our country during the Vietnam War.
A portion of the proceeds from the book benefits the Education Center at The Wall, a place on our National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country, was Carol Drazba from Dunmore who was one of the first women killed in Vietnam.
The Education Center at The Wall, through the National Call for Photos campaign, will highlight photos of Carol as well as the other Pennsylvania veterans and soldiers who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Of the 3146 Pennsylvania names on the Wall, only 2153 photos have been submitted.
"This book tells the story of the honor and sacrifice Carol gave for his country. Pennsylvania has done an exceptional job submitting photos of family, friends, and loved ones to the National Call for Photos."
"With their help we make sure all of the Natural States heroes will be featured in the Education Center," said Founder and President of VVMF Jan Scruggs.
All They Left Behind began with a question from a student to teacher and soon grew into a project to identify all of the Vietnam War dead from Dearborn, MI. After partnering with the VVMF in their Call for Photos project, Dearborn, Michigan teacher Lisa Lark was soon gathering photos and stories from all over the United States. All They Left Behind is the result of more than two years of research and over 500 interviews with Vietnam veterans and the friends and families of the men and women on The Wall. These 61 profiles, along with thousands of others, will be featured at the forthcoming Educational Center at The Wall.
The book is a large 9" x 12" format with 120 pages. It retails for $37.50 and is available through the publisher at 1-888-263-4702 or www.mtpublishing.com
About M.T. Publishing Company, Inc.
Established over 25 years ago, M.T. Publishing Company, Inc. is a full service publisher specializing in local, pictorial, corporate, police/fire, and specialty history books. To date the publisher has produced over 300 titles with a client roster including Ford Motor Company, the New York City Fire Department, and the Air Force Thunderbirds Alumni Association, among others. The majority of their publications are produced without financial cost or risk to the client through an innovative no-risk program. Advertising/marketing, page layout/design, printing/binding and distribution are included within the full gamut of services offered. 1-888-263-4702 or www.mtpublishing.com
About VVMF and the Education Center at the Wall
Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. The Education Center at The Wall is a place on our National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. The Center is a multi-million dollar, state-of- the-art visitor's center and learning facility to be built on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials. Visitors will better understand the profound impact the Vietnam War had on their friends and family members, their hometowns and the nation. The Center will feature the faces and stories of the 58,282 men and women on The Wall, honoring those who fell in Vietnam, those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and families of all who served.
Support the Education Center at The Wall by visiting www.buildthecenter.org or by calling 866-990-WALL.
(Information from the Education Center at the Wall)