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Team searches for photo of Arizona man who died in Vietnam

Posted at 6:06 AM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 00:41:24-04

A team working to match photos with each of the 58,315 names on the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., is looking for a photo of a soldier from the Casa Grande area.  

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that Janna Hoehn, a Maui, Hawaii-based member of a group called Faces Never Forgotten, is searching for a photo of Harold Joseph Marrietta. He was born Sacaton, Arizona, in 1933 and died in 1966 during the Vietnam War.  

The newspaper says Marrietta was a sergeant in the U.S. Army when he died on Feb. 7, 1966, in the Phu Yen Province of what was then South Vietnam, according to his profile on www.virtualwall.org. He was 32 and had served in the Army for 14 years. 

The Dispatch reports that a total of 618 young men from Arizona died in the Vietnam conflict.  

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