Posted on Dec 17, 2013
SSG Robert Burns
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I love the wall in DC. Feels like you are walking on holy ground. I have seen numerous make shift, temporary, unit or event specific memorials for our fallen in these two wars. Is there a project in the making for a more permanent, all inclusive design
What would you like to see? A wall or something else?
I'd love to see some brainstorming and maybe even some personal stories on here from those who have lost a friend/family member to these wars.
Also should it be a combined memorial or one for each war?
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Have you seen the hanging dog tags memorial? It's pretty awesome.

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SGT David Angione
SGT David Angione
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First I heard of this
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Sgt James Quinn
Sgt James Quinn
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Also a "Dog Tag Display" at the Harold Washington Library in Downtown Chicago. Type in a name and it will show you a brief profile, maybe a picture, and the general area of the dog tag display where that name 's dog tag is located ! Very impressive. Jim Quinn (Sgt.
USMC Mike 3/5...RVN 1968)
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SSG Charles Pursley
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SSG. Charles Pursley Vietnam War VeteranTo: 1SG Johnny what's Ground Zero got to do with my BROTHERS & SISTERS who died in Nam this country denied us of our HONOR now you want to mess with OUR WALL and other Memorials don't mess with what little Honor we have received
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CPL Jerald Nott
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I would like to find out the travel schedule for the traveling Vietnam wall. I would love to see it being I probably will never get to Washington,DC.
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I haven't seen anything in the works for OIF/OEF yet but it is definitely coming.

I've visited all of the memorials in DC mutliple times and I am always struck by what the design and execution of each says about the conflict and the general populations views.

World War I Memorial - only for DC area WW I vets and, up until only a couple of years ago, abandoned and forgotten in a corner of the Mall.

World War II Memorial - big, loud, and ostentatious . . . it screams "We kicked a**!"

Korean War Memorial - a little bit somber bur forceful . . . it says "we did something important and necessary but it wasn't easy."

Vietnam Wall - heart wrenching . . . "we failed in our objective but it was not through any fault of those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice."

OIF/EOF Memorial? I think it is still too soon to tell. The public has been overwhelmingly supportive of the soldier/marine/sailor/airmen while often being very critical of the government for our involvelment. It will be interesting to see what the final product says about 'our war'.

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CPL Jerald Nott
CPL Jerald Nott
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[ ~1649372: SPC Ralph Starr] - I was a clerk-typist handling medical records of wounded from Vietnam at Camp Drake, Asaka, Japan 7/68 to 7/70. There were 3 or 4 Army hospitals in Japan, mine was ten miles north of Tokyo. My brother was in the Navy on a destroyer and my dad was in the "Battle of the Bulge".
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CPL Jerald Nott
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SPC (Join to see) - I worked in Medical Records at Camp Drake hospital at Asaka, Japan 7/68 to 7/70. It was around ten miles north of Tokyo. Two guys I worked with were John Skaggs and Alva Walston.
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Oh I thought you were a medic in Vietnam where I was A company 15th Medical Bttn. part of the 1st Calvary Airborne Division 1965-1966 I then served state side in the *@nd Airborne Div. until my ETS in Jan. 1968
Thank You for the response and good travels
Marvin
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CPL Jerald Nott
CPL Jerald Nott
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You are welcome. I have been searching for a couple of Army buddies I worked with at Camp Drake hospital for a few years now. They are John Skaggs and Alva Walston.
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There should be two memorials but they should be co-located. I think they should also be in D.C. Not sure what it should be but I'd leave the wall for Vietnam and come up with something else.
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You don't think it should be a memorial for each war? They are different. Why combine them?
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SSG Infantryman
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I agree with you sir, two memorials co-located in D.C. . It is the same war but it is not the same campaign. I guess we have to pull out of the war before a memorial goes up first.
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SGT Ben Keen
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What if they called it the Global War on Terrorism Memorial? What about OND; should they get their own memorial as well?
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SGT Aaron Cordial
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I believe they should have one of each. And I believe DC should be the main location due to it would be cheaper to the tax payer for the cost.
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