Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
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Honoring veterans of Vietnam War

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
Jim Deurmeier, 65, looks at the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Moving Wall,” in Temple City Park. Deurmeier, of Temple City, an Army veteran from 1964-67, served in Vietnam in 1966 and lost several friends in the war. (Gary Friedman /Los Angeles Times)
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
Some of the more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display in Temple City Park in Temple City. The half-scale replica, which honors more than 58,000 soldiers killed, will be on display in the park through the weekend. (Gary Friedman /Los Angeles Times)
Akira Curtiss
Akira Curtiss listens to opening ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Moving Wall,” in Temple City Park. Curtiss, a member of the Marine Corps League, served in the military from 1959-70 and in Vietnam from 1965-70. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Sketch names
John King, 80, helps family members sketch the name of Raymond Ramirez-Gutierrez, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969. King, a Marine Corps veteran from 1945-51, served overseas between World War II and the Korean War. (Gary Friedman /Los Angeles Times)
Early morning
In the early morning hours, Donna Schmidt touches part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display in Temple City Park. (Gary Friedman /Los Angeles Times)
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