The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire : war, remembrance, and an American tragedy / Steven Trout.

By: Trout, Steven, 1963- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Modern war studiesPublisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]Description: 1 online resourceISBN: 9780700629350; 0700629351Other title: War, remembrance, and an American tragedySubject(s): Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Angel Fire, N.M.) -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 978.9/22 LOC classification: F804.A64 | T76 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Father and Son -- A Casualty of Vietnam -- Terrible News in a Beautiful Place -- Peace and Brotherhood -- A National Memorial -- Epilogue: Phantoms of Peace and War.
Summary: "One visitor described it as "a great white angel spreading her wings across the Moreno Varley." Our nation's first memorial to veterans of the Vietnam War stands atop a windswept hillcrest near Taos at a stunning stop along New Mexico's "Enchanted Circle." Originally built by a local businessman to honor his fallen son, it has become a touchstone for America's veterans and remains a moving shrine for all who visit. Steve Trout provides the memorial's first comprehensive history, tracing its evolution from a particular tragic mission in Vietnam to its emergence as an iconic symbol. Steve has obtained the full cooperation of the surviving family member, Walter Westphall, and has used letters and other primary sources not only to construct the history of the memorial but to infuse the story with humanity."-- Provided by publisher.
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Father and Son -- A Casualty of Vietnam -- Terrible News in a Beautiful Place -- Peace and Brotherhood -- A National Memorial -- Epilogue: Phantoms of Peace and War.

"One visitor described it as "a great white angel spreading her wings across the Moreno Varley." Our nation's first memorial to veterans of the Vietnam War stands atop a windswept hillcrest near Taos at a stunning stop along New Mexico's "Enchanted Circle." Originally built by a local businessman to honor his fallen son, it has become a touchstone for America's veterans and remains a moving shrine for all who visit. Steve Trout provides the memorial's first comprehensive history, tracing its evolution from a particular tragic mission in Vietnam to its emergence as an iconic symbol. Steve has obtained the full cooperation of the surviving family member, Walter Westphall, and has used letters and other primary sources not only to construct the history of the memorial but to infuse the story with humanity."-- Provided by publisher.

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