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It is clear from this list that the wall is not complete. If the list was as suspected created in 1942, the war was not over yet. There were more names to add.
This notecard depicts a number of soldiers who were killed in action during WWII. On the wall vets killed in action (KIA) is represented by a star. There are actually more stars on the wall than this document indicates. Try out our WALL SCAVENGER HUNT for more interesting wall facts!
The wall originated in 1942. The wall was restored and re-dedicated In 2016, after it was re-discovered under the stucco of the F Street Five & Dime, .
Dan Moody Johnson, a WWII veteran (from Texas) and a dedicated wall project volunteer was the driving force behind the wall project in Salida. These poems were composed by Dan as a tribute to the wall project and its veterans. Dan died in 2018 at 91. If you'd like to read more about his life, follow this obituary LINK. It is due in great part to Dan's legacy that this website has been created.
This card was found in the documents provided to the website designer. It was likely compiled by a wall project volunteer.
You Can Make History Too!
Next time you're in Salida, CO come downtown to the F Street Five & Dime and take your picture by the wall then post it on our Facebook page with #SalidaVetWall!