Writer seeks photos of county’s fallen Vietnam soldiers

Published 1:31 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017

To the editor:

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Vietnam Wall in 1982, seeks to honor all Vietnam veterans and help heal the nation’s wounds from the Vietnam War. As they continue their mission, they are seeking to connect a face with every name on the Wall through both their interactive digital Wall of Faces as well as in the future Education Center.

In an effort to help fulfill this mission, history students at Auburn High School are seeking community support in providing photographs to honor the memory of the fallen soldiers from Alabama. As of July 2017, three of Covington County’s 15 casualties in the Vietnam War still do not have photographs representing them on the Wall of Faces (323 of the 1210 casualties from Alabama lack images).

Your help in finding photos of the following Covington County fallen heroes would be greatly appreciated: Aubrey Cauley (US Army) of River Falls, who fell on August 11th, 1966; Dewey Ray Owens (US Army) of Andalusia, who fell on March 16th, 1968; and Douglas Sidney Scroggins (Marine Corps) of Wing, who fell on August 18th, 1968.

For those with information or photos of these heroes, please contact Blake Busbin, Auburn High School history teacher, at wbbusbin@auburnschools.org. Families and friends can also submit photos to the Wall of Faces site, by going to www.vvmf.org and clicking the Wall of Faces link.


Blake Busbin