The Wall That Heals

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    Vietnam War veteran Mike Wilson of Reo paused at names of people he knew on The Wall That Heals at the Grandview ballpark Wednesday. The wall is a traveling, half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that is on display continuously until about 5 p.m. CDT Sunday. “I could be one of them,” Wilson said. “Sometimes I wonder what happened.” Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ron Curry, left, John Faass, Dave Vincent and Ron Comacho, all of Boonville and members of Boonville American Legion Post 200, prepared to post the colors Wednesday during the opening ceremony for The Wall That Heals in Grandview. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Dave Watson of Boonville saluted while the national anthem was sung Wednesday during the opening ceremony for The Wall That Heals in Grandview. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Daniel Epperson of Rockport sang two original songs inspired by his grandfather Tom Epperson and the time he served in the military during the opening ceremony for The Wall That Heals in Grandview on Wednesday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Braxton Gee of Evansville, 11, right, Tara Lane of Tell City, her daughter Amber, 12, and her son Daniel, 14, viewed The Wall That Heals on Wednesday in Grandview. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Denver Epperson of Rockport, 7, pointed out names as he looked toward the end of The Wall That Heals on Wednesday in Grandview. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Darlene Richey of Grandview and her husband, Robert, took a photo of Robert's cousin's name on The Wall That Heals on Wednesday during the opening ceremony for the wall in Grandview. Robert's cousin Hershel Pittman Helm, Jr. died while serving in Vietnam in 1967. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald