Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

This is the first and only State Park dedicated exclusively to Vietnam Veterans. The 6000 square foot visitor center features photographs and banners from some of the 210 units that served in Vietnam - A media room with the HBO film "Dear America: Letters home from Vietnam" - and a Veterans room honoring those killed or missing in action. Guided tours and Ranger talks are given on Sat at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am June-August. For more info:

This Huey served with the 121st AHC where it was known as the Viking Surprise and was one of the first smokeships in Vietnam. On March 26, 1967, it helped rescue members of the 175th AHC and was damaged so badly it returned to the US for repairs. At that time at total of 135 bullet holes were counted in it. It was returned back to Vietnam with the 118th AHC to serve a second tour.

This life-size statue by artist Doug Scott, is called "Dear Mom and Dad"

Backside of Peace and Brotherhood Chapel.

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