BURNHAM - Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 791 is raising money for a memorial to the veterans from Mifflin County who died in Vietnam, as well as all veterans who served in Vietnam.
Fund-raising will kick off at Burnham Community Day on Saturday, with the sale of engraved pavers that will be placed around the memorial at the Beech Street Circle in Burnham.
On one side of the monument will be the names and pictures of the 16 servicemen from Mifflin County who died in Vietnam.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 791 used a computer to design a monument they plan to erect on the Beech Street Circle in Burnham. The front shows the names and photos (represented by blue dots) of the 16 Mifflin Countians who died in the Vietnam War, while the back of the monument depicts the POW-MIA logo and various medals.
The other side will display the POW-MIA logo with the words "All Gave Some - Some Gave All," and the National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign medals.
The organization estimated it will need $35,000 for the monument.
The pavers available for purchase will be engraved with names and, if the person named is a veteran, the branch of the military in which they served will be included. Proof of the person's service will be required.
The organization also is in need of photographs of the 16 servicemen from Mifflin County who died in Vietnam. The pictures will be returned.
The names of the servicemen are: H.E. Burkett, D.G. Harmon, J.L. Hockenberry, S.G. Kreisher, G.W. Clinger Jr., J.M. Bagshaw, R.E. Kephart, R.D. Zeigler, W.F. Hook Jr., R.R. Walls, L.H. Romig, C.A. Jones, W.F. Rocco, W.C. Hackett, J.H. Guthridge and R.H. Royer.
For more information, contact Charles Dicken at 248-4789 or 363-3100 or Erven Priest at 248-0934 or 437-7354.