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Standing Guard: Veterans, law enforcement honor Moving Wall with security

Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 12:00 am

MONTROSE — The Moving Wall stands as a silent tribute to those who fell in Vietnam. But it doesn't stand alone; several local and regional organizations came together to provide round-the-clock security for the memorial.

"That's our brothers on the Wall. We all know somebody that's on the Wall," Tom "Speedy" Garcia said. "We just took it upon ourselves. We call it 'our Wall' and we protect our brothers."

Garcia is a member of the Vietnam Vet/Legacy Motorcycle Club. In 1967 and 1968, though, we was an Army Specialist (later promoted to E5, or buck sergeant) in the First Cavalry Division, serving in Vietnam.

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