Volunteers seek photos of area's fallen Vietnam veterans for memorial

Janna Hoehn at home in Kihei on Maui on 5.22.15. Hoehn is going through images of fallen Vietnam War soldiers sent to her by families all over the country. Hoehn photographed in her

Eighty-eight names.

By the time the Vietnam War ended, the 10-year conflict had claimed the lives of 58,315 Americans - 88 of them from Hamilton County.

U.S. Army Sgt. Jimmy Richard Griffin was the first from Chattanooga to die, March 22, 1963, two months shy of his 27th birthday. Military records report he took his own life.

Eighty-seven more would follow, falling in places with names like Binh Dinh, Quang Nam and Kontum. Little more than points on a map for many Americans. Then or now.

Janna Hoehn knows none of the 88 men from Hamilton County who lost their lives. Has no ties.

photo Janna Hoehn at home in Kihei on Maui on 5.22.15. Hoehn is going through images of fallen Vietnam War soldiers sent to her by families all over the country.