Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vietnam revisited

There is a war museum and memorial for the Vietnam veterans on the east side of Orlando. They have a nice website Vietnam was an unpopular war and it is nice that there is a tribute to the veterans of that war here in Orlando. The facility here is quite extensive and has so many artifacts inside their museum building that they are too numerous to list. There was a large number of military vehicles on display also. Right behind me as I was taking this picture was an armored personnel carrier (APC).

They have done a nice job of restoration of the military vehicles. Inside the museum they had a large picture of some soldiers in Vietnam in their battle gear.

The whole complex of this museum was just so fascinating. I could have spent a lot more time there and probably should have. We got a guided tour of the entire site by a vietnam veteran. He was very nice and very informative. He explained everything to us. He said that he had been a crew chief on a helicopter during the Vietnam war.
Have a nice day and hopefully the shuttle will launch tonight. Lew

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