National Museum of the Marine Corps Exhibits Section of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

The National Museum of the Marine Corps has announced that Panel 44, a 77″ tall by 40″ wide by 3″ deep section created for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be on display at the museum. The black granite, from Bangalore, India, section is inscribed with the names of 337 American service members who died between March 9 and 16, 1968. It is currently touring the U.S. to commemorate this year’s 40th anniversary of the memorial’s dedication.

Panel 44 was produced in 1982 for the memorial but was not used due to a crack in the upper right edge. The panel was later found for sale online and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund acquired it for display in its headquarters. The names are from 44 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico and include names from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.

The section will be displayed from January through March 2022 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle.

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