2018-09-15 / Front Page

‘Moving Wall’ set up at CARP

Representatives of local veterans’ service organizations have joined forces with the Potter County Commissioners to bring The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., to Coudersport.

This traveling exhibit is set up at Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP) through mid-day Monday, Sept. 17.

The Moving Wall lists the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who were killed in the war. It is on display 24/7 with guides available to answer questions and help locate names.

Nine Potter County soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War are memorialized on the wall: Pvt. Clark Douglas, Staff Sgt. Gerrith Kibbe, Sp/4 Kenneth Lampman, Sgt. Bruce Maynard, Capt. Edgar Nuschke, Pvt. Edward Ritsick, Sp/4 Donald L. Stiles, Sp/4 Gerald Stonemetz, and Pvt. Edwin Franklin Tubbs. The Potter County Veterans Service Committee and leaders of local veterans organizations joined forces to bring the memorial to Potter County.

Financial support has been provided by the Potter County Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Veterans Trust Fund.

The Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors service members who lost their lives in the war. There are 58,318 names listed on the polished black wall. They’re arranged by date of casualty. Within each date the names are alphabetized.

The photos of the nine Potter County soldiers killed in battle are below.

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