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Portable Version of Vietnam War Memorial Visits Marcus Hook, Pa.

(Credit: David Madden)

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By David Madden

MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (CBS) — A portable memorial to those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War will call Delaware County home for the next few days.

The marble slabs containing the names of 58, 202 fallen heroes  are lined up in Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook, where they’ll be under the watchful eyes of veterans through Monday afternoon, when the moving wall is scheduled to move on.

Joe Glick (below) was among the first in line. The former longtime principal at Chichester High School looked for the names of more than a dozen former students.

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(Joe Glick visits the portable installation of the Vietnam War Memorial in Marcus Hook, Pa. Credit: David Madden)

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“They’re just super kids, gone too soon,” Glick said, “but they did a job, whether other people liked it or not.  They’re tough.”

The wall, which has previously made stops in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, is half the size of the permanent wall in Washington, DC.  It’s been called “the wall that heals,” because the war separated a nation back then and the monument has brought those factions together.

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