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