Erected in Memory of E. Eugene Helgeson Jr.
1942-1968

© Photographed October 19, 2017
Erected 1968 by Amos M. Rasmussen
Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin
45.162054, -87.173440
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Erected in Memory of
E. EUGENE HELBESON JR.
1942 - 1968
who gave his life with valor
during the siege
of Khe Sanh, March 6, 1968
Vietnam War

1st Lt.-311 Air Command Squad
United States Air Force

Silver Star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal & 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Purple Heart

The memorial is located at the west end of historic Anderson Dock, and is accessible from southbound Wisconsin Highway 42, at its intersection with Anderson Lane, at or near 3083 Anderson Lane, Ephraim, Wisconsin 54211.

The Battle of Khe Sanh was conducted in Khe Sanh of northwestern Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), between 21 January and 9 July 1968 during the Vietnam War. The main US forces defending Khe Sanh Combat Base (KSCB) were two regiments of US Marines supported by elements from the United States Army and the United States Air Force. There were also a small number of South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) troops. These were pitted against two to three divisional-size elements of the North Vietnamese Army.

Khe Sanh Veterans, Inc.: Casualties: 45 Years Ago Time Month 1968-2013
March 6, 1968, had the highest number of casualties -- 10 times any of the other days listed . . .


Dexter enjoying the brisk, chilly gale
and the gorgeous fall weather.


With the Village of Ephraim and historic Anderson Dock
in the background . . .






With Horseshoe Island in the distance (3 miles away).

The memorial is located at historic Anderson Dock.

Sunrise at Anderson Dock, with Peninsula State Park in the distance.


The memorial is located in Ephraim, Wisconsin.

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