After long fight, Vietnam vet gets his due on the Wall





Fifteen years after his death, and after his family fought a very long bureaucratic battle with the government, Enrique Valdez's name was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Valdez was a Marine gunnery sergeant wounded by shrapnel in August 1969, combat that left him a quadriplegic.

Since his death in 1994, his family has been waiting for the Defense Department to answer their requests that Valdez be included on "The Wall."

On Memorial Day, his family finally got their wish, as they watched his name officially added to "The Wall."




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