WASHINGTON D.C. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- It's hard to find someone these days who doesn't have a tie to the Vietnam War in some way. Many of us have relatives who sacrificed to fight halfway around the world and in this Nevada Proud segment, News 4 visits the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. with some northern Nevada veterans who survived the ordeal.
"It's very sobering when you see how many people made the ultimate sacrifice," Vietnam War veteran Jim Nowlin says. Nowlin served in the Air Force.
The names of over 58,000 American soldiers don the wall at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C.
"Every name here is someone that didn't come home other than in a box," Nowlin says. Nowlin made the trip as a guardian for his father, World War II veteran R.L. Nowlin. "There is a price for freedom, and this is what these are all dedicated to. As they say, freedom isn't free, and if you're not willing to make the sacrifices to keep it, it will be taken."