Manteca Hosts Vietnam Memorial Replica

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MANTECA-

A three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial stood proudly in Manteca on Memorial Day.

Hundreds of Californians flocked to see The Wall and honor the 58,000 names carved into it -- the names of military personnel who gave up their lives for the nation.

FOX40 caught up with an Air Force veteran who traced the names of those he fought alongside in Vietnam.

Rob Swain said he was a gunner in the Vietnam War.

During the night time he would hang out the back of a plane in search of those on the ground aiming for U.S. forces.

He fought for two years and got out unscathed.

"I'm sorry that they had to lose their lives. I believe they lost their lives in a good cause. But it was sad that they, not only they lost their lives but their families also have lost somebody,” Swain said.

The Wall was part of a five-day event.