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The Air Power Panel

Striking Fear in the Enemy

So many U.S. military aviation assets were deployed in Vietnam that it would be impossible to depict them all, but several aircraft that struck fear in the enemy and hope in the American trooper are illustrated on this panel.

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Jim Lamar

Air Force Fighter Pilot

Air Force fighter pilot Jim Lamar flew more than 80 combat missions before his plane took fire and he ejected at the speed of sound over North Vietnam. When he woke on the ground, he was quickly captured as the 84th American Prisoner of War. He would spend almost seven years in captivity in Hanoi.

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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 in the Vietnam War.

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