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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A memorial unlike any other in North Texas will be unveiled soon in Arlington. Crews spent Wednesday installing the Vietnam War Memorial in Arlington’s Veterans Park.
But unlike most war memorials in Texas, this one honors members of the South Vietnam military. South Vietnamese troops and Americans fought side by side during the Vietnam War.
In all, some 58,000 Americans and about 250,000 South Vietnamese troops were killed during the conflict. There are only a few monuments across the U.S. that honors the partnership.
Sculptor Mark Austin Byrd said, “I think one of the most beautiful things of all.. in a land they don’t know for people they don’t know.”
The Heroes of South Vietnam Memorial Foundation will dedicate the memorial on Sunday October 25, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.
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