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The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 457 dedicated the Vietnam Memorial to those from the Concho Valley who served, were killed, or were missing in action during the Vietnam War.

Dedication Monument

The memorial entrance begins with a sidewalk parallel to the memorial base that has three different types of pavers for the public to purchase.  This area is called the "Walk of Honor."

Walk of Honor

At the front of the memorial is a black granite monument with the names of KIAs and MIAs from the fifteen counties that make up the Concho Valley.

Fallen Tribute

Fallen

In the middle of the "Walk of Honor" is a UH-1H "Huey" helicopter that served in Vietnam from 1966 until 1969.  The Huey is placed on a 12-foot pedestal.  The Huey was donated to VVA Chapter 457 by the U.S. Army through the auspices of Representative Robert Junell.

 Vietnet Veterans Memorial

Huey plaque

Pavers immediately in front of the Huey show the names of the crew members of "889"


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On the left of the memorial is a monument listing the unit history of the Huey helicopter and major battles in which "889" participated.

Huey history

At the rear of the memorial is a giant red and white granite stone etched with a map showing the counties of the Concho Valley.

Concho Valley

Donors

On the right of the memorial is a monument listing the major sponsors of the memorial.

Contributors

Immediately behind the memorial are four flags--the United States of America flag, the State of Texas flag, the Vietnam Veterans of America flag, and the POW/MIA flag.

Flags

 

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