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Updated: 03/23/2014 08:00:01AM

Local youth help veterans in quest for funds

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SUN PHOTO BY PAUL FALLON

Thanh Le, 18, of Port Charlotte, was one of three students at Port Charlotte High School who helped construct a model of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Local veterans will take the wall to events to raise funds to build the memorial at Laishley Park.

SUN PHOTO BY PAUL FALLON

A detailed model of a portion of Laishley Park will be used at events to help raise funds for construction of a Vietnam Memorial Wall. The model includes a detailed gazebo and the pond as well as the proposed wall inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

SUN PHOTO BY PAUL FALLON

The names of all 58,178 men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam War are inscribed on a black plastic model that will be used to raise money for a memorial at Laishley Park.
Thanh Le, 18, of Port Charlotte, and another student downloaded every name and placed it in a computer program that was used to inscribe the names.

By PAUL FALLON

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PORT CHARLOTTE — An 18-year-old Vietnamese immigrant living in Port Charlotte is very proud to help honor U.S. veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

Thanh Le is a student at Port Charlotte High School. About six and a half weeks ago, Le and two other students in Ken Smith’s drafting class were asked to help fabricate a model of the Vietnam Memorial wall. The model will be taken to events and used as a visual aid in an effort to raise funds to construct a Vietnam Memorial Wall at Laishley Park.

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