Memorial to soldiers who died in Vietnam scheduled to return to view - Chicago Tribune

Memorial to soldiers who died in Vietnam scheduled to return to view - Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney Contact Reporter

The work was painstaking, requiring keen eyesight and patience.

Brendan Foster, executive director of Chicago's National Veterans Art Museum, sat at a table with a black binder and laptop. The museum's gallery coordinator, Destinee Oitzinger, wearing white gloves, stood in front of nearly 1,500 replica dog tags dangling from the ceiling and delicately teased them out one by one, reading the name stamped into each.