College Station, Texas
The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit will arrive at the Museum of the American G. I. on Saturday Feb 28., with a presentation ceremony at 1 PM. The exhibit will arrive from Houston accompanied by the Patriot Guard Riders. Following the presentation ceremony, the Patriot Guard Riders will assemble the exhibit for a 2 week preview before storage for its formal opening on May 2.
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Museum of the American G.I.
College Station, Texas
The exhibit that displays 3,417 dog tags honoring Texans killed and missing in the Vietnam War will be presented to the Museum of the American GI in College Station in a ceremony free and open to the public.
The award-winning Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit features personalized dog tags identical to those entombed in the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument. It was created by the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Committee through a gift from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, and has been touring the state as part of the monument’s outreach program. The Committee has now agreed to a long-term loan of the exhibit to the American Museum of the GI with the intent of permanent gift.
The presentation of the exhibit will be made by Mr. Don Dorsey of Austin, the monument committee member and Marine Corps Vietnam veteran who made each of the dog tags by hand. The exhibit will arrive under
escort by the Patriot Guard and other motorcycle riders who have accompanied it as it has traveled Texas. Since its 2013 debut at the LBJ Library in conjunction with the monument effort, the exhibit has been
displayed in San Antonio, Beaumont, Houston, Addison, Corpus Christi, Abilene, Lubbock and Honeygrove.
The Museum of the American G.I will host a temporary preview of the exhibit as part of the Feb. 28 ceremony, then store it until its formal opening on May 2.
The Museum of the American G.I. is a living history museum in College Station dedicated to preserving the equipment, uniforms and memories of all American servicemen and women, and to bringing military history to life through collections and programs honoring them. Included in its impressive collection of military equipment and vehicles are a Vietnam-era Cobra helicopter and river patrol boat. The Texas Vietnam
Heroes Exhibit will be the centerpiece of the museum’s reflection area.
The Museum of the American G.I. will also host a Living History Weekend March 27-28 with a World War II reenactment on Sat. March 28th at 3pm.