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Angel Fire, New Mexico: New Mexico Vietnam Memorial

Lt. David Westphall was killed in 1968 in Vietnam; his parents created a memorial on their ranch. Visitor center, chapel, Huey helicopter.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Par

34 Country Club Rd, Angel Fire, NM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. Approx. 20 miles east of Taos. West off US Hwy 64 north of Angel Fire.
Always open. Visitor center - daily 9 am - 5 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

It's been a while since I've been through there, but I believe that the property was originally purchased to be developed as a resort run by the family. When the son died, the father built the memorial instead. Well worth a diversion and some of your time to pay honor to those vets, the son, and the father who was motivated to create such a moving tribute.

[Paul Williams, 01/11/2019]
New Mexico Vietnam Memorial

From a man who was a grunt, this is THE memorial. A must visit for all Nam vets.

[Jack Leebron, 07/01/2012]

Vietnam Memorial.

N.M. Vietnam Memorial

Created by the father of a NM soldier who died in Vietnam war, this beautiful site became a memorial to all of NM's vets who died in Vietnam. It is now a NM state memorial.

Out of the way, but well worth the trip. And it's beautiful country as well.

[M. Robb, 04/01/2011]

Lt. David Westphall was killed in 1968 in Vietnam; his parents commissioned architect Ted Luna to create a memorial on their ranch, dedicated in 1971. In 1987 it was designated a Vietnam Veterans National Memorial by Congress. There is a visitor center, chapel, and a Huey helicopter displayed.

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