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Northeast Times | October 17, 2021

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Give a boost to Vietnam War memorial in Fort Worth

Give a boost to Vietnam War memorial in Fort Worth

Help build a memorial to the dozens of Tarrant County residents who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War era. Attend a benefit for the memorial at 6 p.m. March 11 at Cooper’s Old Time Pet Bar-B-Que, 301 Stockyards Blvd.

There will be dinner, entertainment and an auction conducted by renowned auctioneer Myers Jackson. Guest speakers will be Col. Elmo “Mo” Baker, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, and Commissioner Rob Kyker of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

About the proposed memorial

Throughout the Vietnam War era, as many as 208 Tarrant County residents lost their lives. There is no local memorial or monument to honor their sacrifice. But that is about to change.

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum has been preparing to erect a memorial in Veterans Memorial Park, 4120 Camp Bowie Blvd. A September 2020 dedication is tentatively planned during the Medal of Honor Society’s annual meeting in Fort Worth.

To learn more, contact the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.