Sunday, February 18, 2018

Georgia VIII

Fort Benning, usually said to be in Georgia, actually rests in both Georgia and Alabama. Today, however, we will concentrate on the Infantry Museum which actually is in Georgia.

Right at the edge of the parking area is this POW/MIA memorial. Placed by the Sergeant Majors Association, it originally sat elsewhere, but was moved here to be near the new museum.

 Elegant in its simplicity it honors all POW/MIAs.

The reverse lists the numbers of POW/MIAs from our most recent wars. I think that the Vietnam entry is interesting as it seems to offer a range of MIAs. Odd to me that we don't seem to know how many there are. I wonder why that is? It seems that we can either account for them or we can't, therefore making them missing. Anyone have any knowledge of this? If so, you can reach me at the email to the left or here, in the comments section. I would love to be able to say more about this.

Note the eagle here. He has broken the chains of bondage, hopefully as all our missing will someday do.

We will return to Ft. Benning in the future as there is a lot here to show you and write about..

Next time, however we will visit another memorial to Vietnam lost in Tipperary, Ireland! So, join me there on the 23rd to hear more of this interesting story, as always, at 9:00am.

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

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