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Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Now Online and Interactive



USAToday reports that The National Archives and Records Administration and Footnote.com have teamed up and launched an online, searchable version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

"We know that there are many untold experiences represented on that Wall, and we hope that this interactive version of the memorial helps those affected by the war by sharing their stories," said Footnote.com CEO Russell Wilding, on the National Archives and Records Administration Web site.

Essentially an enormous, five-gigapixel image of the Vietnam Memorial built using over 6,000 photographs, the site is completely searchable by name, date of birth, date of death -- even rank, grade and specialty. Users can over each of the 58,320 names and add stories, tributes and photographs after registering with the site.

We checked it out and unfortunately the site is running a little slow -- due, no doubt, to an influx of traffic -- but we hope it'll speed up soon once the initial interest slows down.

From USAToday

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