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Address: San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 2102077819
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Bronze monument honoring the veterans of the Vietnam War.

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So realistic I felt my own muscles strain with the urge to help this fallen soldier

Located on a narrow park in front of the Tobin Center for the Arts, this somber monument is rarely mentioned in tourist literature. The statue is extremely detailed, from the mud... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda T
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on a narrow park in front of the Tobin Center for the Arts, this somber monument is rarely mentioned in tourist literature. The statue is extremely detailed, from the mud between the boot treads of the fallen soldier to the pain and anguish in the medic's face. Do leave Riverwalk for a few minutes of contemplation.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My husband and I are Army veterans and served in medical units. This memorial is the first full size memorial that we have seen that depicts the role of the medic helping a fallen comrade. It is an amazing representation and touched both of us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I took my three children here for a visit. They learned so much in the short amount of time we were there. Powerful statues that told stories of our history

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Very nicely done. There was a gentleman playing bag pipes while we were there. Such a nice tribute. We were filled with mixed emotions being here.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Place is little far from riverwalk but worth to see and pay respect for those who has pass. Small area, no charge. R.I.P fellow comrade.

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The Vietnam War Memorial in San Antonio is massive and heartwrenching. The ten ton bronze sculpture is titled "Hill-881South", and depicts two larger than life figures. A Marine is attempting to help a fallen comrade. It is believed that this is the only Vietnam War Memorial, in the country, depicting an actual battle scene. Austin Deuel (from Arizona) was a... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Came upon this on a late night walk back to our hotel..I literally had to sit down and sob..a most heart wrenching memorial.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

I was just walking towards our hotel and came across this magnificent bronze sculpture of about 10 ft tall that gave me the chills once I realized what was it! It was a military radio operator assisting a wounded fellow soldier. Being in the Armed Forces my self, this sculpture along with the other one that stands several feet next... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

I was involved in raising the money for this memorial back in the day. Many local companies helped with their contributions. I was a Viet Nam Vet who hadn't quite come out of the closet. Our own people tried to make us feel ashamed for serving our country, doing our duty, and paying our dues. We paid the dues for... More 

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Marion, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

It is a case of those who treated Viet Nam vets badly over the years to ease that guilt. Sorry you are not forgiven for dening me a job spitting on me at airports and throwing rotten eggs on me while I was in my uniform. What you did can not be undone by some lame memorial.

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