Saturday, August 13, 2016

Colorado XXIV

The Colorado Vietnam Memorial is located in Pueblo and you can read it's most fascinating story elsewhere on this site. Also, located in Pueblo is a memorial to Drew Dix who is a medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam war. He is one of four from Pueblo who have been awarded the MOH, one from WWII and two from Korea.

The memorial tells the story of SSGT Dix's heroism and how he had always dreamed of being a Green Beret, but was turned down due to his very young age at enlistment. Three years after joining the Army, he was admitted to the program and realized his dream.

You can read some of his story ion this plaque that is part of the statue and here: and elsewhere on the 'net.

The site also, lists the names of all MOH recipients. There are currently 3515 Medals awarded, some earned more than one, and one, only one, has been awarded to a woman. Learn more here:

UPDATE: I recently asked the center if the list of awardees is kept up to date and they assured me that it is periodically updated to reflect all recipients. Several will be added in the relatively near future so that all will be listed for their convention in Pueblo in 2017.

An interesting fact that I have observed on my travels is that SSGT. Dix is claimed by at least three other states and they list his name on various memorials. He must have lived in or in some way be connected to these additional places.

The memorial is located at the Pueblo convention Center, 320 Central Main Street.

Next time, on the 18th, we head back to Connecticut, so as I always say, join me there at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Colorado, or any other state, click on the state name on the left side of this page.

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