Putting faces to names of Vietnam’s fallen heroes

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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