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Chicopee in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Vietnam War Memorial

 
 
Vietnam War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
1. Vietnam War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Front - Top
This campaign ribbon awarded to all who proudly served with the armed forces in Vietnam

Front - Left Panel
U.S. ARMY
MACV 2/62 to 3/73
12 Infantry Divisions 367 units
1t Inf. - 2nd Inf. - 3rd Mech - 4th Inf.
5th Mech - 6th Inf. - 7th Inf. - 8th Mech
9th Inf - 23rd AMCL - 24th Inf. - 25th Inf.
1st Cal Div. Airborne 51 units
11th Air Assault Div. 25 units
101st Airborne Div.
3rd Be. 82nd Airborne Div.
5th Special Forces
4 Armored Div. 105 units
1st 2nd 3rd - 4th
Soldiers 4,368,000
Wounded 96,802 Lost 38,189
Chicopee lost 10


Front - Center Panel
WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES
1964-73 265,000 - in Vietnam 8-9000
Facts about women in Vietnam
5.8% wounded 1.3% in combat area
1.2% awarded Purple Heart .08% P.O.W.
U.S. MILITARY NURSES
ARMY AIRFORCE NAVY

Over 6750 nurses cared for
350,000+ casualties in Vietnam
The tender loving care of our
nurses will always be remembered
by those for whom they cared
women lost 8 nurses


Front - Right Panel
U.S. MARINE CORPS
1st Marine Wing DaNang 5/1965
3 helicopter 3 fighter bomber grps
3rd Mar. Amphibious Force 5/65-4/71
1st
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Mar. Div. 4 Inf. Rgts 1-5-7-27th 3BN ea.
3rd Mar. Div. 4 Inf. Rgts 3-4-9-26th 3 BN ea.
Armor 4Bn Force Rcn 2BN antitank 2 BN
1st Field Artillery Group
11th Arty Rgt 4Bn 12th Arty Rgt 6BN
Misc Arty 7 units EGR 5BN Radio 3BN
Med 2BN 1 Hspl Co MP 2BN Motor 5BN
1st Force Ser Rgt 4BN Sev 5BN 1 Co
Total units 103 Marines 794,000
Wounded 51,392 Lost 14,837
Chicopee lost 3

Right side Panel
To the above committee - to the citizens & businesses whose donations made this monument possible. Thank you. Richard J. Kos Mayor Dedicated 04-30-2000

Back - Left Panel
U.S. NAVY
7th Fleet deployed from Japan
to S.E. Asia 1961-1973
Battleship Cruisers Destroyers
Task Gp. 70.8 ships & inland targets
Task Force 73 Logistic Support to
warships at sea off Vietnam
T.F. 76 coastline amphibious attacks
T.F. 77 Carrier aircraft S.E. Asia
T.F. 115 3/65 144 boats patrolling
S.E. Asia 1200 mile coastline
T.F. 116 12/65-12/70 river patrol force
Sqd. #5, commanded the boats
Pacific Fleet's SEAL Team #1
T.F. 117 2/67-8/69 Riverine Assault
4 River Assault Sqds 400 men each
Sailors 1,842.000 Total Lost 2,562
Chicopee Lost 1


Back - Center Panel
U.S. AIR FORCE
2nd Air Div. 10/62-4/66
7th Air Force Org. 4/66-3/73
3rd-12th
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31st 35th 366th TAC Fgtr. Wing
834th Air Civ AF Adv. Grp
7/13 Air Force 1/66
8th 355th 388th T.F.W.
432d 533d T.R.W. 56th Sp.Op.Wing
SAC 1965-1973 B52 Bombers 3rd A.Div.
Westover AFB 337th MAS C-124
WAFB 99th BW-B-52's KC 135 1965-1973
8th AF 7/70 4133d BW Guam 425 8th SAW
307 SAW Thailand 4252 SAW Okinawa
MAC 1963-1973 TAX 1962-72 834th A.Div.
11/66-11/70 Sub Unit 315th S.O.W. 483d TAW
315th A.Div. Sub units 374th 463d TCW
Total 1,740,000 Wounded - 931 Lost 2,582
Chicopee Lost 2


Back - Right Panel
U.S. COAST GUARD
Vietnam S.E. Asia 1965-75
1200 miles of coastline
56 ships cruised 5.5 million miles
5800 naval gunfire missions
Support units 4 Buoy Tenders 1 Cargo
Sqd. 1 Opr.Mkt.Time 26 82 ft. Patrol Boats
assigned Div. 11-9 Div. 12-8 Div. 13-9
Sqd. 3 30 High Endurance Cutters
8 deloyments 4-1967, 1-1972
12 C.G. pilots flew Air Force C-130
& Helicopters HH-3 HH-53
Total 8000 Wounded 60 Lost 7


Left Side Panel
MILITARY CHAPLAINS CORPS
They answered their country's call and served with our military personnel on land, on sea & in the air. Their only weapons, faith & books of prayer. They gave comfort & moral support to all, 16 gave their lives, 3 were awarded "The Medal of Honor" Their services in the
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4. Front - right
hour of need will always be appreciated.

Back - Top
"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misreported now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic." President Richard Nixon
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 42° 8.854′ N, 72° 35.615′ W. Marker is in Chicopee, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Bonneville Avenue south of Front Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicopee MA 01013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens of Chicopee Remember World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank J Szot Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka (approx. 0.2 miles away); Szot Memorial Park Fountain (approx. mile away); Cabotville Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicopee.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
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8. Back - right
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9. Left side panel
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10. Back - Top
Vietnam War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
11. Vietnam War Memorial Marker
Vietnam War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
12. Vietnam War Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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