Fragments

Fragments (HMGP3)

Location: Neillsville, WI 54456 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 33.881', W 90° 40.018'

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Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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.

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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 685266 N 4937241
Decimal Degrees44.56468333, -90.66696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 33.881', W 90° 40.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 33' 52.86" N, 90° 40' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7073 W Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456, US
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