11/03/2005: Support an honorable cause, if you can....
In the summer of 2001, Verlyn and Martha Roskam were on a business trip to Vietnam. At a street merchant's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, they saw what appeared to be 37 American dog tags for sale as souvenirs. The Roskams bought all 37 of the tags, and took it on themselves to return them to the soldiers who lost them (or to their next of kin, in the event that the soldier had died in the interim). In support of that task, they created a Web site (of course). There you can learn the identities of the 9 remaining veterans whose tags are awaiting return (and if you have information about any of them, you can contact the Roskams through their page), and read about the veterans who have had their dog tags returned to them.
Credit: Lurch at Main and Central.
Len on 11.03.05 @ 06:16 AM CST