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Vietnam War Memorial, University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, KS, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
N 38° 57.572 W 095° 15.049
15S E 304976 N 4314695
Quick Description: A memorial dedicated to the University of Kansas Alumni who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Memorial is on campus at West Campus and Memorial Drive.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2009 1:41:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM5YXN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
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Long Description:
"On May 25, 1986, dedication ceremonies were held for the Vietnam War Memorial, the first on-campus commemoration in the nation. It honors 57 students and alumni who died or were declared missing. The 65-foot, L-shaped wall of native Kansas limestone, at the west end of Memorial Drive, was created by Doran Abel, an architecture major; Stephan Grabow, professor of architecture and urban design; and Greg Wade, the university’s landscape architect. Student Senate appropriations and donations from students, alumni and veterans paid for the memorial."

On the left side of the left panel of the L-shaped wall is a depiction of a field grave composed of a helmet atop a rifle and boots. To the right of the field grave is the inscription:

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LEST WE FORGET THE
COURAGE, HONOR AND SACRIFICE
OF OUR FELLOW STUDENTS...

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS VIETNAM MEMORIAL 1986

_____________________________________________


The names of the 57 students and alumni who lost their lives in the war are listed on the right panel of the memorial. Of the nine servicemen denoted as missing in action the remains of two have been annotated as having been identified and returned.


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Requiescat In Pace brothers - For as long as your names are remembered so too are you. Thank you for serving for us and your country.
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