Soldier's Name to Be Corrected on Vietnam Memorial

Roland Settimi’s name engraved as “Ronald”

A western New York family's 30-year effort to have a loved one's misspelled first name corrected on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is almost over.

Sen. Charles Schumer said the National Park Service has told him Roland Settimi's first name will be corrected on the memorial wall in by Memorial Day. When the memorial was completed in 1982, Settimi's first name was engraved as “Ronald.”

Surviving family members have been trying to have the mistake corrected. They recently sought help from Schumer, who asked the parks service to make the correction.

Settimi was a 20-year-old Army medic from Niagara Falls when he was killed in action in 1969.

Schumer planned to join members of Settimi's family Wednesday at the Vietnam Memorial in Buffalo to announce the impending correction.

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