Albert Nahas was born into an Army family. From his earliest recollection, he was drawn to join the company of soldiers, the brotherhood of arms. He joined the Army in June 1967 as a young Lieutenant from West Point and found his way to Vietnam in July 1968. Wounded after six weeks at the base of what a year later would be called Hamburger Hill in the A Shau Valley, he worked his way back from a hospital in Japan to his same platoon in C Co, 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He spent eighteen months with that battalion until Feb 1970 as a platoon leader, reconnaissance platoon leader, company XO and company commander. In total, he would spend twenty-six years with soldiers retiring as a Colonel.
His journey for WARRIORS REMEMBERED began in 2002 as an internet search to locate Vietnam Veterans Memorials. It took nearly six years of travel, research, photography and interviews to complete.
WARRIORS REMEMBERED is dedicated to all American Warriors, both male and female, and to his twenty-nine West Point classmates who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
In his travels and research, the author has documented over 1000 Vietnam Veterans Memorials in 50 states, but feels he has missed at least that many more. His list of memorials is now posted under Find Local Memorials. Anyone who knows of other Vietnam Veterans Memorials is encouraged to contribute to a complete catalog of U.S. memorials for that war.
What Others Are Saying:
For years after the end of the war, the Vietnam veterans’ quest for recognition for their service and the sacrifice of their fallen comrades went mostly unheeded. Recognition finally began, led most often by their own brothers in arms. In a tremendous personal undertaking of excellent photography and story telling, Albert Nahas has completed an astonishing collection of one hundred of the resulting memorials. The last line of his poem says it all, “We asked for no reward except a nation’s thanks.” This Vietnam veteran has made it his personal mission to bring that “Thank you for your service” to every veteran. Like the memorials themselves, Warriors Remembered is a long overdue Welcome Home for all Vietnam veterans.
- H. Ross Perot