Veterans Visit Vietnam Traveling Wall

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A special display at Forbes Field is proving to be an emotional journey for many veterans.

"Every panel, I look and I think of parents, of people who never became father or grandfathers," said Vietnam Veteran Charles Heinz.

On Thursday, the Vietnam Traveling Wall opened for visitors at the Kansas National Guard Museum. It is an 80%-scaled version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington and is engraved with the names of the 58,000 men and women who died in the Vietnam War.

"Everybody thought they were doing their job and doing something to pay back our dads and our uncles," recalled Vietnam Veteran Bruce Scott.

The Traveling Wall will be open around the clock through Thursday.