Two veterans from eastern NC to be inducted into In Memory Program
WASHINGTON - Two veterans from eastern North Carolina will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's In Memory Program in 2017 on June 17 in Washington, D.C.
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, 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, including: Charles Edward Boyette, Sr., U.S. Army Newport May 21, 1947 - February 25, 2016 Larry Lee Wine, Sr. U.S. Marine Corps Jacksonville, N.C. July 29, 1938 - May 27, 2005 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 at vvmf.org/honor-roll. The 2017 inductees will be added to the Honor Roll after the June ceremony. For more information on the In Memory program, please visit: vvmf.org/inmemory.