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The Radio Man Figure

The Communications Specialist

The radio operator, as the crucial communications link, had an especially dangerous and laborious job, as his hefty, easy-to-spot equipment made him a favored enemy target.

Featured Veterans Story

Ramon Elroy Rodriguez

Marine Corporal, Beeville, TX

When Eloy Rodriguez of Beeville joined the United States Marine Corps, he had no way of knowing that he would soon be in the middle of one of the Vietnam War’s most well-known battles. And he certainly didn’t know that his job would make him one of the enemy’s most prized targets.

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Learn More About the 3417 Project

The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument stands as a permanent honor to all Texans who served in the Vietnam War – and as a permanent memorial to the 3,417 Texans who never came home.  This memorial is made through The 3417 Project, which individually honors each Texan who died or is missing in the Vietnam War.

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