Vietnam War Memorial, Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sunny Gina
N 30° 24.539 W 088° 46.030
16R E 330250 N 3365430
Quick Description: This stirring Vietnam War Memorial is built on more than 4 acres of property donated by the City of Ocean Springs.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 2:17:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM21KY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member papermanone & catlover
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Long Description:
Taken from the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee handout:

"The idea of a Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial was originally presented to the staff of the Biloxi Vet Center in August of 1985 by a group of Vietnamese Americans who wanted to find an appropriate way to show their appreciation to Mississippians who served in that noble struggle to keep Vietnam a free country."

What came from the idea are two facing walls displaying photos of Mississippians who are labeled, "gentle heroes".

649 Killed-in-Action
10 Missing-in-Action
8 Prisoner-of-War
for a total of 667 Mississippi Casualties of the Vietnam War.
Placed by:: Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Biloxi, Mississippi

Date Placed: 05/31/1997

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