Fragments | Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial

© Photographed May 31, 2015 and November 5, 2016
Dedicated 1988
Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin
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Honoring the men and women from Wisconsin who served in Vietnam.

We left pieces of ourselves in Vietnam. We brought parts of Vietnam home.

Each fragmented figure supports the others. A close inspection of the figure with the helmet reveals the long hair of a woman – the first depicted on a U.S. veterans memorial. Her poncho supports 1244 rods engraved with the names of those who didn't return. Their chimes hang among the rod clusters allowing them to speak to us.

The rifle is broken, showing the war is over. It is held in a position which would signal a medevac to land, indicating help is still needed. The rifle stands on a replica of a Native American burial mound and includes a flash of orange glass reminding us of the effects of agent orange and war on ourselves, our children and grandchildren.

The memorial is located  at The Highground, located at 7301 Ridge Road, Neillsville, Wisconsin 54456.

The Highground

The Highground: Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("Fragments")
This memorial honors the 1,244 service personnel from Wisconsin who gave their lives in Vietnam.

The bronze bundles with the names of 1,244 service personnel from Wisconsin
who gave their lives in Vietnam, including the names of 30 MIA.

 The memorial is located at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park.

The Highground is located in Neillsville, Wisconsin.

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