The Moving Wall: Princeton Man Honors Uncle who Served in Vietnam

By On July 07, 2018

The Moving Wall: Princeton Man Honors Uncle who Served in Vietnam

The Moving Wall: Princeton Man Honors Uncle who Served in Vietnam

July 06, 2018 06:45 PM

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial "The Moving Wall" is at the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds this week. Friday, on its final day in town, a Princeton man was able to honor his uncle's service for the first time.

Mike Doyle, whose uncle Larry served in the Vietnam War, said The Moving Wall is a way to "remember onto people, that have kind of been forgotten."

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But, they are forgotten no more.

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"There are a lot of names on that wall. A lot of names. A lot of affected families," Doyle said.

Doyle honored his uncle Larry and found his name etched for all of Princeton to see.

"It's just a little overwhelming, all of the names that are there. I mean my uncle - one name out of thousands - you know it was just a different time in history," Doyle said.

Larry Doyle was a helicopter pilot, killed in action in 1967.

Larry Doyle's chopper (top), a photo of Larry (bottom left) and a newspaper clipping about Larry (bottom right). Larry Doyle's chopper (top), a photo of Larry (bottom left) and a newspaper clipping about Larry (bottom right). The Moving Wall at Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds The Moving Wall at Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds Previous Next

"Hopefully this will just remind people, these are guys doing their job, and they should be remembered," Doyle said.

"This wall is meant to stir up an awful lot of emotions, and to help us be able to begin that healing process," Karen Michels, executive director of the Princeton Ar ea Chamber of Commerce, said.

"With the Vietnam Veterans in particular...they didn't receive the homecoming that everyone else received, and that's what we wanted to do here. We wanted it to be an opportunity for our community, our area, to be able to say: 'Welcome home, and thank you, thank you for your service.'"

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To learn more or apply to have The Moving Wall in your area visit their website.

The Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is accepting donations to help defray the cost of the July 4-6 event.

Contact the Chamber through their website.

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Updated: July 06, 2018 06:45 PM
Created: July 06, 2018 03:30 PM

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