Virtual Vietnam Wall

The Vietnam Wall monument in Washington D.C. commemorates the lives of 58,256 American soldiers killed during the Vietnam War, or as the Vietnamese call it the American War. This week the wall goes online. is an interactive representation of the wall. the site seems to be having some teething problems at the moment, but looks to be quite an impressive undertaking. Wired News has more,

More than 2,000 photos were taken of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall to create the online version, Wilding said. He said the resulting image is the equivalent of 460 feet wide and the largest of its kind on the Web. link

There already exists a Vietnam veteran’s site about the wall which is searchable by name, state, age, platoon etc.