Putting faces to names of Vietnam’s fallen heroes

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Janna Livesay Hoehn with some of the more than 8,000 photos she has posted to the Wall of Faces project for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Former Hemet resident Janna Livesay Hoehn moved to Hawaii 30 years ago. Ten years ago, she and her husband took a trip to Washington D.C. and because the Vietnam War had been happening during her high school years, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was the first stop on her must-see list. That visit put her on a meaningful mission to assist with the virtual Wall of Faces project associated with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. “Even though I never knew anyone killed in Vietnam, I wanted a rubbing of one of the names,” the 1973 Hemet High School graduate said. “I approached the Wall and chose a name: Gregory John Crossman, a Missing in Action (MIA) soldier. When I returned home, I decided to research Gregory and try to find his family. In the event they were never able to go to
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