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The Wounded Figure

Injured in Battle

An infantryman in Vietnam faced many dangers, but fortunately for him, his odds of survival were higher than they had ever been for the wounded in war, thanks in large part to the helicopter.

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Ernest Banasau

Army Infantryman

When Army infantryman Ernest Banasau was wounded in 1968, help arrived in the form of a “Dustoff” medical evacuation helicopter – but the young soldier wasn’t sure he would survive to make it on board.

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Learn More About the 3417 Project

The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will stand as a permanent honor to all Texans who served in the Vietnam War – and it will also serve as a permanent memorial to the 3,417 Texans who never came home.  This memorial will be made through The 3417 Project, which will individually honor each Texan who died in the Vietnam War.

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