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The Sniper Figure

Precision on the Battlefield

The sniper, depicted on the monument in a kneeling position, was a specially trained stealthy and fast-moving infantryman possessed of excellent marksmanship and field craft skills.

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Don Dorsey


Don Dorsey explains the importance of stealth as a Marine Corps scout sniper in Vietnam.

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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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