Just thousands of dog tags hanging straight and true.
These bright, shiny metal identification tags never hung around the neck of a young soldier, were never worn into battle.
The dog tags represent the 3,417 Texans who died in
Each tag was hand-embossed by
Scattered throughout the glittering silver tags are black tags representing Texans who are missing in action. A blank tag honors fallen soldiers whose identities are unknown.
Duplicates of the tags have been entombed in the base of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument, which was dedicated
A small replica of the monument accompanies the dog tag exhibit. Each of the five soldiers represents the ethnicities of the majority of
Lenches said she learned about the exhibit and was asked if she was interested in it coming to
"I had two questions: 'How big is it?' and 'How much will it cost?'" she said.
"It's all due to
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