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Vietnam Memorial Groundbreaking Sunday

This Sunday, 43 Vietnam War casualties with Brazos Valley ties will be honored at the groundbreaking for a new monument.

President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 957 Mike Southerland says the wooden mock-up of a future monument will include Vietnam War history and service members’ names.

Southerland says this monument will be different from the one in Veteran’s Park, becuase this is a way for the individuals to be remembered in a prominent place, with their names displayed for their children and grandchildren.

He says they are including soldiers from the Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties.

The ceremony will begin at 2:30 in front of the Clara Mounce Library in downtown Bryan with patriotic speeches, the national anthem, and at least 50 family members of those honored.

Click below to listen to Mike Southerland visit with WTAW’s Kat McMullen.

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Image of Vietnam Memorial rendering courtesy of Mike Southerland

Image of Vietnam Memorial rendering courtesy of Mike Southerland

 

Additional information, courtesy of Mike Southerland

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 937 Groundbreaking Ceremony in Downtown Bryan

The Brazos Valley Chapter 937 of the Vietnam Veterans Association of America proudly announces the ground breaking Ceremony for the Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Memorial is to honor all that served in the Vietnam War and dedicated to those who died there.

The names of the service members, from the seven counties of the Brazos Valley, who died in Vietnam will be inscribed on the monument.

The ceremony will be held on November 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm on the grounds of the Clara Mounce Library, located at 201 East 26th Street, Bryan, Texas.

Please join us to initiate this meaningful project to honor and remember those who sacrificed so much in this pursuit of freedom.

Vietnam Veterans Names to be Inscribed

 

BRAZOS COUNTY BURLESON COUNTY LEON COUNTY
GERARD R BONIFAZI JOHN J CAREY KENNETHR HAWLEY
ANHONY E CURRIE DALMER D JUREK CALVIN L MCDAVIS
JOHNNY W FREE CLYDE R WELCH HERBERT PLUMMER JR
JOHNNIE L GARNER ROBERT L OLDHAM
CHARLES E HEBRON
WALTER L HOWARD ROBERTSON COUNTY MADISON COUNTY
ROBERT H JOHNSON PATRICK L RICE MICHAEL O BATSON
CHARLES C JONES JOHN L HOUSE
CONVERSE R LEWIS III GRIMES COUNTY IRVIN W MOSLEY
CARL E LONG LESTER C COOK
SAMMY A MARTIN ROBRT L MCINTYRE WASHINGTON COUNTY
J MICHAEL MORAN AUBREY E NOBLES BEN O JOHNSON
EUGENE C OATES III RICHARD D NORWOOD WASHINGTON C MABLE
GEORGE T TAFF JR RAYMOND STEPTOE LEONARD J MATELSKI
CHARLES E THORNTON HAROLD J WESOLICK JR ASTOR SCALES JR
WILLIAM L TOLIVER   HOWARD A SEILHEIMER
ALBERT A VAQUERA   HOWARD M STEINFELD
NEAL C WARD LARRY A WESSINGER

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