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Traveling Vietnam War memorial in Lake County through Labor Day

Traveling Vietnam War memorial in Lake County through Labor Day

Terry Breum walked up to a granite-faced wall engraved with 58,272 names of soldiers who died in the Vietnam War and found the name he was searching for: Frank Smith, his uncle. "I'm emotional about this," the Lake Villa resident said. "I'm all teary eyed." Smith died at the age of 25 while in Vietnam in 1967, according to U.S. military records. Breum, 12 years old at the time, was the ring bearer at his uncle's wedding. With his wife Janet next to him, the Breums stood under stifling heat Thursday next to the 6-foot-tall black wall, which covers nearly 300 feet from end to end. It will remain in the Home Depot parking lot on Route 83 in Round Lake...

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