Nam War Memorial
located at Big
Spring Texas on the former site of Webb Air Force Base,
is a belated
attempt to say to the most unappreciated group of fighters
in our nations
history, "Thank you -- we remember!"
any picture below to see it greatly enlarged)
|The purpose of the Viet Nam War
Memorial is contained in the words at the bottom of this monolith,
"You Are Not Forgotten". The monolith is for the Pow's/Mia's,
but the entire memorial area is also for all veterans of that war.
|The Viet Nam War Memorial is located at
the East end of the old Webb Air Force Base, or for those of us who were
here far enough back, the Big Spring Bombardier School. It is
tucked under the Northwest corner of Scenic Mountain, and can be seen
from the road at the top of that mesa quite clearly.
Approaching it from the North by car, one's first view is of this
collection of three war machines from the Viet Nam era. We will
have a look at each of them.
|The helicopter is a UH-1H
"Dust Off". The F4-E Phantom jet was perhaps the most
used plane in the war. The tank will be further identified when
the information is supplied to us.
pictured (9Dec02) is a Viet Nam vet, as are Jackie Tibbets and Jerry
The committee is seeking funds to restore this latest
|Looking Northeast from the
three war machines, one can see the base of Scenic Mountain on the
right, with some hint of downtown Big Spring lying in its valley under a
beautiful Texas sky. The chapel and flag pavillion can be seen in
perspective in this picture. We will see them closer just below.
Remember that a click will greatly enlarge this view if you choose.
machines remind the living veterans of what it was like. This
chapel and pavillion remind us all to remember those who did not return.
|In the center picture in the
table just below, note the relative position of the chapel to the
pavillion entrance, where the pictured monument is located.
|Looking Southeast toward
Scenic Mountain in the center picture, the exterior of the chapel
is shown. The ends are open, and the two walls are pictured to see
a representation. Even enlarging the thumbnail will not give you a
complete view. Some living and some who died are pictured
here. Also some from Big Spring, and some from elsewhere who
served at Webb are pictured.