[LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson]

Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Exhibit Moved to San Antonio

Jul 30, 2013

LBJ Library Vietnam Dog Tags Personally Escorted to San Antonio
Motorcycle cavalcade brings them to join the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit.

Vietnam veterans' dog tags, housed in Austin's LBJ Library, were gently escorted to San Antonio, courtesy of volunteers from The Patriot Guard Riders, Combat and In Country Veterans ...all on motorcycles. Organizer Brian Archimbaud says the tags will join the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures opening August 3rd.


[All photos by Lauren Gerson]

 

The exhibit consists of 3,417 dog tags; each one represents a Texan who was killed in Vietnam."

 The 102 black tags represent the Texan soldiers missing in action.

"Those tags are black, remaining tags are sterling silver," he says.

"Veterans would tell you that for a long time, veterans were not allowed to be proud of their service." The show opens August 3rd and runs through the 25th. read more