This PBL can be used as a stand-alone research assignment for students or as an overarching project that spans the entire war in Vietnam. I used it as an ongoing project as I taught about the Vietnam War and interspersed the research and artifact creation throughout the unit. This allowed time for students to make personal contacts with relatives and friends of the deceased and obtain material for their artifacts. This has truly been one of the best lessons I have ever taught. Students were excited, parents were excited, family members of the Veterans were excited and even our US Senator worked with us on some of the research. This lesson deeply impacted my students and it is something they will never forget.