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Nine names added to VAFB's Korean War Memorial

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, sandblasts names into the marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, sandblasts names into the marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, sandblasts names into marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, sandblasts names into marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, shellacks names into marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, shellacks names into marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, peels rubber molding from a marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, peels rubber molding from a marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, cleans the marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, cleans the marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, wipes the residue from the new names on marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, wipes the residue from the new names on marble bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, works on adding new names at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, works on adding new names at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, clears the bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, clears the bricks at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, wipes down the new names that have been added at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Augie Ortiz, Santa Barbara Monumental Company certified memorialist, wipes down the new names that have been added at the 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial here Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The 40th lost nearly 400 soldiers in a year during the Korean War. To honor the fallen, names are etched into bricks at the memorial yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)