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This large memorial stands proudly at the entrance to Rogers Park and is dominated by a life-size bronze statue of a U.S. soldier with a Vietnamese girl in his left arm and his M-16 rifle in his right. He stands on a large granite marker with three bronze relief plaques. The plaque on the left contains a map of Vietnam and the service medals for the war and medallions for each branch of service. The right hand plaque is composed of a relief sculptural scene from the war with servicemen disembarking from a helicopter into the jungle while fighter planes fly overhead. The large middle plaque contains the names of those from the Greater Danbury area who lost their lives. In front of the large marker is a plaque that explains that the memorial depicts the “real” Vietnam veteran who served with compassion and courage as had previous veterans. Sculpted by George Koras.

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