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About the Museum

Artist's concept of the National Vietnam War Museum

The National Vietnam War Museum project was formalized in 1998 to develop a national venue that would create an atmosphere of learning about the Vietnam War era, and engage people of all ages, nationalities, and political points of view.

In 1999, the museum was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) corporation in the State of Texas and purchased a 12-acre site in Mineral Wells, Texas, approximately 50 miles west of Fort Worth. In addition to establishing a Board of Directors, the museum established a Board of Visitors, prominent individuals selected to advise the Board of Directors and promote the museum's cause. The museum has also established sponsorship relationships with a number of local and national veterans' organizations to promote the museum to their memberships.

The museum will be designed to tell the unbiased story of the more than 5 million servicemen and women who served there; the civilian contractors who supported their efforts; the Vietnamese people, their culture and history; and those on the home front, both those who supported and those who protested the war.

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Board of Directors

Richard L. Gaurkee
PRESIDENT
Gerald Brazell
VICE PRESIDENT
Jim Messinger
TREASURER
Rowena Ash
SECRETARY
Charles S. Bogle
DIRECTOR
Tom Forbes
DIRECTOR
Janet Holland
DIRECTOR
William Kane
DIRECTOR
Edward T. Luttenberger
DIRECTOR
Choi Nguyen
DIRECTOR
H. Wayne Sanderson
DIRECTOR
Angelo Spelios
DIRECTOR
     

Board of Visitors

John T. Chain, Jr.    General (USAF - Ret) Adrian Cronauer
Former Armed Forces Vietnam DJ

                                                

The Honorable Craig Estes
Senator (R-TX 30th District)
Magne Hagen
Former Secretary to the King of Norway.
Victor J. Hugo
Major General (USA - Ret)

The Honorable Sam Johnson
Congressman (R-TX 3rd District) & Colonel (USAF-Ret) - Vietnam POW
John Knapp
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Michael A. Lindquist
Colonel (USA-Ret) - Executive Director, Congressional Medal Honor Society of the United States of America

Robert R. Ozier
CW4 (USA-Ret) - Vice Commander-in-Chief, The Military Order of the World Wars
James T. Spivey
Brigadier General (USAR-Ret) Former Assistant Chief of Chaplains, US Army Reserves 
Nate C. Vail
Brigadier General (USA-Ret) - Representative - Fort Worth Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars

The Honorable James Webb
Senator (D-VA), former Secretary of the Navy, USMC Vietnam Veteran - best-selling author, attorney
Michael E. Williams
Colonel (USMC-Ret)
Jim Young                     Past Department Commander, Department of Texas, The American Legion  

 


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