February 1, 2000
The Vietnam War "In Memory"
Memorial Plaque Project
ATTN: Ms. Ruth Coder Fitzgerald
808 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401
Dear Ms. Fitzgerald:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the
Vietnam Era Veterans Association of Rhode Island and the Rhode
Island Veterans Action Center we endorse this endeavor to place
a plaque at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
to be "In Memory" of those veterans who have died as
a result of PTSD and Agent Orange and other ailments related
to their service in Vietnam but do not or will not have their
names remembered on The Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
in Washington D.C. These veterans died as a result of the
war even though their dying was not as result of combat wounds.
We believe that this plaque will be
a more of a healing process for the whole country, especially
for those families and friends that have lost loved ones since
coming home from the war.
Veterans Serving Veterans
Chairman of the Board of Directors