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Alexandria, Virginia: Defiant POW Capt. Rocky Versace Memorial

Bronze statue at Alexandria Vietnam Veterans Memorial depicts Versace with two Vietnamese children playing ball. Captured just two weeks before going home, Versace was tortured and paraded through villages. He told the Viet Cong to "go to hell" in three languages.

Mount Vernon Recreation Center

2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Mount Vernon Recreation Center. West of US Hwy 1, Glebe Rd then turn south on Mt. Vernon Avenue. Turn left onto Commonwealth Ave., memorial plaza will be on the right.
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Versace sculpture.

Defiant POW Capt. Rocky Versace Memorial

There's a statue and surrounding monument to the men of the neighborhood who served in the Vietnam conflict.

[Bill Weisner, 05/07/2014]

The plaza's central sculpture of Captain Versace playing ball with two Vietnamese kids is by artist Antonio Tobias Mendez.

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