Sunday, August 8, 2021

Kansas X

Washburn University is in Topeka, Kansas. It is a small University with in the neighborhood of 7,000 students today. One wonders what that number might have been in 1968? I was unable to track down that information.

Founded just after the Civil War it has undergone name changes over the years and was nearly closed during especially difficult financial times, but it survived.

Ten Vietnam veterans and a professor, Lee Dodson, decided that the members of the student body that were lost in Vietnam needed to be remembered and honored.

It turns out that these numbered 47. I am not sure, but for such a small school that seems like a lot.


The Washburn University Vietnam memorial sits near 18th and College, near Morgan Hall.


It honors all who served...


...and is dedicated to the 47 lost.

Next time, the 13th, we will revisit Maryland, so join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

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