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Potomac West in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 
 
Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
1. Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Captain Rocky Versace Plaza
and
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

[In the center of the memorial:]
★ My son is ★ was ★ he often did ★ does ★ his eyes are ★ were brown ★

Tere Rios Versace
Missing in Action

[Dedication plaque:]
In Memory Of Our Friend
Tony Heisley
For It Was His Original Idea
That Led to The Creation
Of This Memorial


 
Erected by City of Alexandria.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series list.
 
Location. 38° 49.729′ N, 77° 3.618′ W. Marker is in Potomac West in Alexandria, Virginia. Memorial is at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Groves Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Commonwealth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Clyde Avenue, Alexandria VA 22305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
2. Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
marker. The Electric Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Schools in the Town of Potomac (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Asaph Racetrack (about 500 feet away); Potomac Yard History (about 500 feet away); Universal Lodge No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town of Potomac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Vernon Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Triangle Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Potomac West.
 
Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
3. Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Alexandria Recreation & Parks Dept., September 14, 2002
4. Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Entrance to the Mount Vernon Recreation Center is in the background. In the Rec Center foyer is a Display Case of CPT Versace memorabilia. This includes a duplicate Medal of Honor, other military awards and honors (e.g., Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Wings), Special Forces Green Beret and West Point diploma earned by Rocky Versace.
Plaque with commissioning and dedication information image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
5. Plaque with commissioning and dedication information
Gold Star/Name of Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace image. Click for full size.
By Friends of Rocky Versace, September 2, 2019
6. Gold Star/Name of Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace
This is a picture of the Gold Star/Name of U.S. Army Captain "Rocky" Versace chiseled into stone on one of the circular benches which surround his life-size statue at the Memorial named for him. It is one of 68 Gold Stars above a name - each representing a Fallen Hero from Alexandria who died or is still missing in action (MIA) in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Kevin Rue of Alexandia, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   6. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Kevin Rue of Alexandia, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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