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The names of six veterans who died of injuries after the war have been added to the wall, bringing the total number of names on the wall to 58,267.
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The names of six veterans who died of injuries after the war have been added to the wall, bringing the total number of names on the wall to 58,267.

By Elliott Francis

More names were added to the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial today in a ceremony honoring those servicemen who died fighting in southeast Asia.

Six new names were added; all veterans who returned from Vietnam, but eventually died from injuries suffered during the war.

The names include army Lt Col. William Taylor. Taylor, who died just last year, suffered from a degenerative brain condition brought on by shrapnel wound to the head.

For his daughter, Jennifer Taylor Zirrowski, the recognition is overwhelming.

"It's a tribute to him, it means a lot to me," she says. "He was my hero and now he's America's hero."

There are now a total of 58,267 names on the war memorial.

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