Website plans lasting memorials to fallen troops

WASHINGTON — For the last month, site administrators and online members of TogetherWeServed have been compiling basic profiles of every servicemember who died in the Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam wars. Now, they’re hoping that family members of those troops will pick up the project, providing a more complete profile of the fallen heroes.

Brian Foster, founder of the military-themed social networking site, said most of the profiles already contain some personal information, like photos and hometowns, thanks to the work of site members who “adopted” the pages.

“But we want to get in touch with families, really create a lasting legacy for these troops,” he said.

The website, a fee-based membership site only open to those who have served in the military, is offering free access to families who contact administrators to update those fallen hero profiles. The offer is also open to families of veterans from earlier wars as well, although many of those profiles have not yet been created.

For more information, visit the website’s service-specific pages: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.


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