Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit - formal opening

May 2 2015 - 12:00am

Museum of the American G.I. - College Station

19124 Highway 6 south
College Station, TX 77845

The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit will have its formal opening on May 2, and the Museum of the American G.I. The exhibit displays 3,417 dog tags honoring Texans killed and missing in the Vietnam War.

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 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 hosts its Living History Weekend March 27-28 with a World War II reenactment on Sat. March 28th at 3pm.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact:
Leisha Mullins
Museum of the American G.I.
College Station, Texas
lmullins@americangimuseum.org 979-255-3675