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Hundreds Turn Out to Honor Two Additions to Wall of Names

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016

Under cloudy, but rain-free skies hundreds of veterans, families and friends observed the addition of Master Sergeants Francis Corcoran and George Wilson to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day 2016.  

Corcoran and Wilson became ill in Vietnam in 1967 and died shortly thereafter.  Mrs. Elizabeth Corcoran, center, was joined by her extended family to unveil her husbands name.  Frank Wilson traveled from Clarksville, TN, to join in the ceremony.  The Memorial Day ceremony also featured Naval Capt. David J. Rhone who spoke of sacrifice by service members in the past and those still serving in harms way.


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 Videos from the Ceremony courtesy of Jose Hernandez