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The Field Artillery Panel

Call in the Big Guns

Should this combat patrol encounter an enemy force, it’s highly likely their first action will be, quite literally, to “call in the big guns” of the field artillery, whose forces are depicted on this panel.

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Virgil Maples

Field Artillery

Virgil Maples was drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam in 1968 to serve in the artillery. Drinking water from holes, eating meals from a can and under constant threat, it was a rough, yet rewarding, life.

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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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