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Mineral Wells, TX
October 1, 1999

Museum Expands Affiliations - Establishes Board of Visitors

The National Vietnam War Museum is pleased to announce acceptance by the first members of its Board of Visitors. Mr. Adrian Cronauer, MG Victor Hugo, Jr., and Colonel Michael E. Williams have accepted the Board of Directors’ invitation to join this advisory group. The Board of Visitors is being constituted to assist in promoting the museum and its fund-raising activities, and to assure that the museum has a broad base of interest and support.

Mr. Cronauer, a District of Columbia attorney, is probably best known as the Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) disk jockey, portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam. Major General Hugo, of McLean, Virginia, is a 1954 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a retired Special Forces officer and multi-tour Vietnam veteran. Colonel Williams, having served as both a US Army Warrant Officer Aviator, and USMC Naval Aviator, is currently the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, for III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa.

In addition to establishing the Board of Visitors, the museum has garnered several charter sponsoring organizations. The Fort Wolters Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (FWCVHPA) has been designated as the Founding Charter Sponsor of the museum. In addition, several other organizations has become charter sponsors:

    · The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA),
    · NAM-POWs , the national organization of Vietnam POWs,
    · Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Archives,
    · The Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Department of Texas, and
    · The American Legion, Department of Texas

Over the next several months, the museum will continue to seek additional members for the Board of Visitors as well as more sponsoring organizations.

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.

To learn more about the efforts to establish The National Vietnam War Museum, contact them at P.O. Box 146, Mineral Wells, TX 76068.




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