It’s been a long time coming, but on the grounds of the state Capitol Saturday, the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument is now in place. About 500,000 Texans served in Vietnam, and 3,417 died there. Just more than 100 Texas remain missing in action today…Details
On February 23, 1969 Cpl. Robert Charles Mora of Corpus Christi, Texas had been in Vietnam for 35 days. On this day in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam his unit 2nd Plt, C Co, 2nd BN, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, USARV Cpl. Mora’s platoon was involved in a firefight with enemy forces and he…Details
Texas Vietnam veterans Representative Wayne Smith and Robert Floyd reflect on the importance of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument at the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry. Rep. Smith co-sponsored, with Senator Juan Hinojosa, the legislation authorizing the monument. Robert Floyd chairs the committee that is building the monument.
Monument site work began January 2, 2014 on the Capitol grounds. The site contractor Chandler Concrete, San Marcos, TX will be busy over the next approximately 45 days in performing the work. Much is involved in digging, grading, concrete and granite work, landscaping, providing tree protection…Details
Texas has lost a civic and benevolent business leader and a giant in the death of Harold Simmons of Dallas. As much as he has meant to Texas and this country, he also means a great deal to Texas veterans, especially to the Vietnam veterans and their families. “Mr. Simmons was our first major donor…Details