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Check Six – 1970: Brigade Vietnam Memorial Story

May 31, 2021

This post was written by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. James Reis

The story began in the 1970-71 timeframe, when the Hawai‘i Army National Guard decided to create a memorial to honor the 29 Hawai‘i Army Guard and Reservist who died while on active duty during the 1968 call-up. A large bronze plaque was commissioned. The design was to include the names and activated units of the 29 Soldiers.

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