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viet nam wall the traveling wall the moving wall

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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 10:35 AM

The traveling Wall is in town. Went down there this morning. This is the second time to see the replica. Been to DC once for the real thing. Brings back a lot of memories. Got some pics for you folks. They aren't in any particular order, Just as I took them.

 

The Owasso Fire Dept. was erecting a flag.

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The Wall.

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A tent they had set up.

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A couple Jeeps. Another vet took the pic of me next to the Jeep.

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Here's a Harley that was donated.

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A copy of the 50th Proclamation.

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A a statistical profile.

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PLEASE REFRAIN FROM MAKING THIS A POLITICAL THREAD!


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Here's a couple decals I picked up.

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Looks like I need to clean the scanner! I can redo it if need be!


Edited by KennyP, October 16, 2016 - 11:12 AM.
New Decal Scan

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 11:11 AM

It still hurts. Yesterday, I was telling my son how a guy I knew fell to his knees and started wailing when he got the telegram that Nam had claimed his son. I was choking up just talking about the father's pain of 47 years ago. Lest we forget. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted October 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

I lost a good friend, another got life altering wounds and another lives with it everyday. I'm very fortunate, I spent eleven months, mostly in the A Shau, and I haven't had nightmare in 43 years and counting. Saw the traveling wall here in town, my daughter went with me. Changed her perspective, as in, put names to the story. I have pictures somewhere.

It's funny, she was early twenties at the time, she was reading the list, there was a name similar to mine, she started crying and hugged me like she was three. It is a very emotional monument!

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 01:23 PM

I lost a good friend, another got life altering wounds and another lives with it everyday. I'm very fortunate, I spent eleven months, mostly in the A Shau, and I haven't had nightmare in 43 years and counting. Saw the traveling wall here in town, my daughter went with me. Changed her perspective, as in, put names to the story. I have pictures somewhere.

It's funny, she was early twenties at the time, she was reading the list, there was a name similar to mine, she started crying and hugged me like she was three. It is a very emotional monument!

The Wall can do that to folks! Rather emotional for me as well!


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 02:28 PM

I seen the wall when I was in DC. Very emotional place.
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Posted October 16, 2016 - 02:51 PM

Awesome Kenny thanks for sharing.
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Posted October 16, 2016 - 03:00 PM

Yes, thanks Kenny for sharing. I've bee to the wall in D.C. But had no idea that there was a mobile one. A great idea to bring it to people who can't make it to DC. God bless all those on the wall and all of those who have served.
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Posted October 16, 2016 - 03:25 PM

Yes, thanks Kenny for sharing. I've bee to the wall in D.C. But had no idea that there was a mobile one. A great idea to bring it to people who can't make it to DC. God bless all those on the wall and all of those who have served.

Just google 'traveling wall' or 'moving wall' Should bring up a schedule of where it will be.


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 03:28 PM

Thanks Kenny for sharing this somber moment with us.


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 03:47 PM

Thanks Kenny, That Jeep was close to the first vehicle I was issued when I went in the Army. Not as much ordinance, as I was in Communications. We used to load 2.5 kw generators on a pallet on the back and tow a communications trailer. I missed that war by a couple years, but was trained as if it would happen again.


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 07:06 PM

I was in DC last year for work. I ended up with an afternoon and evening free. I took a taxi to the mall area. The Vietnam memorial was surreal. I saw the other memorials, but the Jefferson memorial and the Wall were library quiet. You could tell people that were looking for specific names. It was a very somber and humbling experience.

People put photos and other things in front of their loved ones names. A park ranger told me every item was removed later, catalogued and stored. They are planning another building that will be underground where they will display some of those items on a rotating basis.

I was born in 65 and I remember the tail end of Vietnam. I remember our preacher praying for ceasefires at church.
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Posted October 17, 2016 - 05:01 AM

I was in DC last year for work. I ended up with an afternoon and evening free. I took a taxi to the mall area. The Vietnam memorial was surreal. I saw the other memorials, but the Jefferson memorial and the Wall were library quiet. You could tell people that were looking for specific names. It was a very somber and humbling experience.

People put photos and other things in front of their loved ones names. A park ranger told me every item was removed later, catalogued and stored. They are planning another building that will be underground where they will display some of those items on a rotating basis.

I was born in 65 and I remember the tail end of Vietnam. I remember our preacher praying for ceasefires at church.

I had the same feelings when I went to DC. And nearly the same with this one.


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 09:55 AM

In the presence of the wall, you feel them all around you, hard explain...


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 11:50 AM

    I spent 1 year In country Vietnam and 3 years of the coast on ammunition ships. Spending millions of dollars building, maintaining and upgrading a "Memorial Wall" while veterans are dying in the parking lots and waiting rooms of the VA hospitals makes a lot of sense to me. Don


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