Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Pennsylvania XXXVI

I've been waiting quite a while to be able to go see the Berks County, Pennsylvania Vietnam memorial. It is located in Veterans Park in Reading. so, on New Years eve I made the drive. the weather was supposed to be OK, cloudy but warm for December. It really wasn't either. Well, it was cloudy but also raining most of the day and the temp never got anywhere near the 58 degrees that was predicted.

The memorial is in a park that is filled with memorials and Honors to those from nearly all of our involvements, but this one to our comrades in 'Nam dominates the area.

Situated facing Hill Street it is easily accessible from the highway.

It lists the many who served and notes three MIAs. No deaths are noted but one wonders with that many names how that might be possible.

The most dramatic feature is the lone soldier sitting on the steps, but there is more here that i will address in a future post.

I count 65 names and hopefully the majority have survived. Even though there is a joint commission to locate and identify all MIAs that I have mentioned often on this site, we may never know the fate of the three listed here.

Next time, on the 9th, we will take another look at Virginia, so join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

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