Another part of the Pensacola Memorial Park. This is a replica of the national memorial in Washington D.C. only with a helicopter accent.

 

 

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam - From the Beginning of the War

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam – From the Beginning of the War

The wall starts in 1959 when the US started to get involved with advisors.

 

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam - Far Too Many Names

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam – Far Too Many Names

It continues with far too many names. Unfortunately there were too many for me to accurately photograph. The granite makes for a great memorial but it is difficult to photograph well.

 

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam - ...To the End of the War

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam – …To the End of the War

And these are the last of the names on the wall.

 

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam - AH-1 Cobra Helicopter

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam – AH-1 Cobra Helicopter

This AH-1 Cobra Helicopter sits atop the memorial. It was one of our most effective weapons during the war. I am sure many of those that served had some interaction with one of these lethal weapons.

 

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam - Marine Corps POW-MIA Tribute Bench

Pensacola-Memorial-Park-Vietnam – Marine Corps POW-MIA Tribute Bench

There are several benches that make sure that the POW-MIA veterans are not forgotten. This one is dedicated to the Marine Corps. Others represent the other service branches and can be seen in the gallery.

 

This is a very well done memorial park. It has much more than the WWII memorial which we will touch on in a separate post.

For more information:

http://www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com/page/home

Pensacola Memorial Park

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