Remembering Max

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Dear friend,

Quiet and selfless. Shared his packages from home. Volunteered when others balked. Damn good Marine.

Click to watch Remembering MaxThose are just a handful of character strengths found in Lance Corporal Muriel Stanley Groomes ―”Max” as he preferred to be called.

Max was from Hampstead, Maryland and was 20-years old when he was killed in action in South Vietnam on November 2, 1968.

I’m asking you to take 3 minutes today to watch a video called, Remembering Max.

You’ll hear fellow Marine Justin “Jerry” Martin recall the time spent with his brother-in-arms and friend.

It’s imperative to capture the stories of the brave heroes on The Wall. Heroes like Max.

The Education Center across from The Wall is where their stories and the legacy of Vietnam will be preserved. It’s where the devotion to duty from this great generation of Americans will live. Visitors will read and “see” the history of the Vietnam War first hand from the people who made it home and in the stories of those who didn’t.

I think you’ll see what I mean when you watch the video, Remembering Max.Sincerely,

Jan C. Scruggs
Founder and President

P.S. Max (LCPL Muriel S. Groomes) is honored on Panel 39W, Row 8. Watch the 3-minute video tribute to his service and sacrifice.

Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. Authorized by Congress, its most recent initiative is building The Education Center at The Wall, an underground facility near the Memorial that is designed to add faces to all the names on The Wall and tell their stories to future generations. Other Memorial Fund initiatives include educational programs for students and teachers, and a traveling Wall replica.
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