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Created 15-Dec-14
Modified 17-Dec-14
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I have gone to the Vietnam War Memorial quite a few times, it is always incredibly moving. By sure accident, I got to see a procedure called "Status Change" at the Wall. Every soldier KIA has a Diamond next to their name. Every soldier MIA, has a cross. When the remains of a soldier are found and presumably DNA tested for verification, the Cross is changed to a Diamond. This procedure was treated almost like a funeral ceremony, very dignified and respectful. Glad I got to see this rare event.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Cross, Diamond, KIA, MIA, VVWM, Vet, Vietnam, War, ceremony, change, engrave, funeral, memorial, name, soldier, status, veteran, wall

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