"A VISIT TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL" Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tip by DennyP

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I had visited this marvellous memorial on another occasion but unfortunatly my visit was cut short..and now having returned I wanted to pursue what I couldn't do on my last visit and that was to find the name among the many thousands on the wall of a great friend that was killed at Firebase Khe Sahn in 1968 while serving with a maintenace battalion there
Although this Memorial was surrounded by contaversy when first designed and built ..it certainly has turned out to be a magnificent structure featuring the names of so many young Americans that didnt return home. just so many people here always can always be seen making a pilgrimage to the wall usually to trace the name of a lost family member or friend onto a peice of paper or just to touch the name . so sad...

Address: 900 Ohio Drive, SW
Directions: Near the base of the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War memorial at the west end of the National Mall. Located near Henry Bacon Dr.
Phone: 202.426.6841
Website: http://www.nps.gov/vive/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 11, 2011
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