The Front Panel
The Opposing Forces
The dragons represent the opposing forces of North and South Vietnam. The Texans serving in the American military were allied with the republic in the south against the communist north as the two sides battled for Vietnam’s future.
Designer and Sculptor, TCVVM Monument
Sculptor Duke Sundt created the original design of the bronze sculpture honoring Texans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam. The son of a World War II and Korean War veteran and brother of a Vietnam veteran, the New Mexico artist’s work ranges from the Texas Longhorn on the University of Texas campus to a number of military figure sculptures around the nation.