Event to honor new names added to Vietnam Memorial
WASHINGTON — Vietnam war veterans plan to gather in Washington to celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who died.
A commemoration is planned for Monday at 1 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The keynote speaker will be Juan Garcia III, assistant secretary of the Navy.
Five names were added this month to the memorial's wall, and the elatives of those honored will attend the ceremony.
The additions include Army Spec. Charles Sabatier of Galveston, Texas.
He was wounded in 1968 in the Tet Offensive when a bullet pierced his
spinal column and left him paralyzed. He died in 2009 as a result of his condition.
The additions bring the number of names on the wall to 58,272.