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Aransas Pass in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

VFW

 
 
VFW Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2021
1. VFW Marker
Inscription.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2932 of Aransas Pass, Texas on this date would like to dedicate this UH-1 Huey helicopter as a memorial recognizing and honoring those brave men and women who risked their lives so that their fellow men may live in peace forever.

This helicopter is only one of many that has carried our brave men and women into battle and safely back.

Special thanks to Corpus Christi Army Depot.
May 20, 1990
 
Erected 1990 by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2932.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 27° 54.58′ N, 97° 8.922′ W. Marker is in Aransas Pass, Texas, in San Patricio County. Memorial is at the intersection of Cleveland Boulevard (State Highway 35) and North Lamont Street, on the right when traveling east on Cleveland Boulevard. The memorial is located on the grounds of the VFW Post. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 West Wheeler Street, Aransas Pass TX 78336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Wiebel VFW Post 2932 (a few steps from this
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marker); Great Land Lottery of Aransas Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aransas Pass First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Terminal Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cementerio San Antonio de Padua (approx. 2˝ miles away); Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna (approx. 4 miles away); Early Ingleside Schools (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aransas Pass.
 
Regarding VFW. The UH-1 Huey helicopter is not located on the memorial at the time. It is located on the grounds near the back of the VFW building.
 
The VFW Marker and the missing helicopter image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2021
2. The VFW Marker and the missing helicopter
The UH1 Huey can be seen at the building in the back by the trash dumpster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2021
3. The UH1 Huey can be seen at the building in the back by the trash dumpster
Bell XH-40, a prototype of Bell UH-1 image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - U.S. Army photograph
4. Bell XH-40, a prototype of Bell UH-1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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