Gone … “But not Forgotten”

“A soldier of 19 going on 39 returns from a night patrol and firefight.  His nerves, like his ammunition, are spent.  He carries the burden of an extra rifle that belongs to a fallen buddy; a burden that he will most likely carry for life … mirrored in his … “thousand yard stare”.  His painful memories are dimmed by time … but not forgotten.  His service to his country has been ignored … but not forgotten.  Gone are his fellow veterans who are missing or dead … but not forgotten.”

Clyde Ross Morgan’s PTSD art therapy project became the … But not Forgotten statue for the Utah Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Salt Lake City.  The warrior’s thousand yard stare is perfectly captured in bronze as is his second rifle.  Both bring memories known all too well by Grunts who fought the war.  Like nearly all Vietnam veterans memorials … But not Forgotten is a unique design with a unique background story.  Find this and 99 other unique stories in the photo documentary #WarriorsRemembered at www.warriorsremembered.com

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“We don’t need a Medal of Honor.”

The warrior guards the entrance of the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  He is clearly an Infantryman seated on his inverted steel pot for a moment’s rest. His weapon is always close at hand while he reads a letter from home. “I do miss hearing you laugh.  The President says you might be home for Christmas … the best present of all! Please take care of yourself and don’t be a hero. We don’t need a Medal of Honor, we need a son. All our love, Mom & Dad.” Home to a great number of military bases, nearly 10% of all Vietnam casualties claimed California as their home of record.  5,822 names are inscribed on the circular monument including 13 Medal of Honor recipients. Veterans in their own words in the memorial’s 20th anniversary book: “So many young men … lost their lives before they even knew what living was.” Find this and 99 other stories in the photo documentary #WarriorsRemembered at www.warriorsremembered.com

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Reaching “from her heart” the nurse cried.

Just north of New York City at Lasdon Park in the small town of Somers is a Vietnam memorial that is best seen in the height of autumn’s brilliant colors.  The beauty of the fall foliage is in sharp contrast with the dark bronze of the larger than life warrior emerging to bring his wounded comrade to the outstretched arms of the nurse.  A squad of veterans camped at the site to discourage vandalism threatened before the memorial’s dedication.  Early morning sun on the nurse’s back seemed to drive the heavy dew to her eyes.  The squad awoke to find the nurse crying tears that have now stained her face revealing the depth of her compassion.  Unique from other wars, Vietnam veterans memorials frequently include women warriors as equal members of the brotherhood of arms.  Find this and 99 other stories in the photo documentary #WarriorsRemembered at www.warriorsremembered.com


WR Memorial Stories

In an effort to continue the welcome home Vietnam veterans deserve I will begin publishing here some of the stories of memorials contained in Warriors Remembered. The book is still available, but I have not been able to reach nearly as many Veterans far from Houston as I would like. Hopefully this new effort will gain broader traction. If you like the stories, please forward them to veterans, friends and relatives who may not be aware of the book. www.warriorsremembered.com

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Warriors Remembered honored with 2015 Excellence in Print Media Award

San Antonio, TX, March 7, 2015:  The Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its 2015 Excellence in Print Media Award to Warriors Remembered. This patriotic organization has many chapters that are partnering with the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Commission.  The DAR recognized Warriors Remembered as a true reflection of the Welcome Home missed by many veterans returning from the Vietnam War.  At their annual state convention awards ceremony attended by nearly 500 members, Colonel Albert Nahas accepted the handsome Media Award trophy thanking the DAR for their own patriotic service and for their current focus on honoring Vietnam veterans.  Warriors Remembered a photo documentary of 100 Vietnam veterans memorials from all 50 states was compiled as a Welcome Home for all veterans.

First time ever!  Warriors Remembered — the Poem.  Read at the  banquet for The Wall replica dedication at the National Infantry Museum, 20 March 2014.   The Poem Warriors Remembered  A great honor to be included in the event with so many heroes present.  Photos at Warriors Remembered Events Gallery


National Infantry Museum Honors Warriors Remembered

The National Infantry Museum has selected four lines from the poem Warriors Remembered for their Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica of The Wall. The National Infantry Museum (NIM) located just outside Ft Benning, GA will dedicate a Vietnam Memorial replica of The Wall this Friday morning, 21 March at 10:00 AM. The 2/3 sized replica donated by Dignity Memorial was previously their traveling wall. Three granite panels will guard the entrance to The Wall and NIM has chosen to inscribe on one panel four lines from the poem Warriors Remembered to honor those whose engraved names tell of that war’s sacrifice. “Some volunteered; others came when summoned. All made the choice standing straight to face the call. We heard the call; we answered with our service. We paid the price for others. Let them remember.” Warriors Remembered continues to be the Thank You for Your Service and the Welcome Home that many Vietnam veterans never received. www.warriorsremembered.com

Warriors Remembered Comes to Austin

Warriors Remembered is coming to the Association of the United States Army General Membership Meeting in Austin at Noon Wednesday, March 6. There will be a presentation on the memorials of Warriors Remembered in the Conference Room of the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry as the featured presentation for the AUSA quarterly gathering. There is no admission fee and ample room for any who care to attend. Membership in AUSA is not required.

A book signing will immediately follow the presentation for anyone who would like a copy of Warriors Remembered or who brings one previously purchased.

Warriors Remembered Presentations

Warriors Remembered continues to be the subject of many successful presentations. Recently have addressed veterans groups such as the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and local VFW chapters. Have also addressed civic groups like the Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club. Scheduled to address the Military Order of the Purple Heart in San Antonio on 22 Feb and AUSA in Austin on 6 March. If you are in the area, please join us. Book signings will follow each presentation.