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Vietnam War

Vietnam War

At the right side of the presidents' monument, you will find another one dedicated to the Vietnam War veterans. The monument, which is titled "After the shooting," depicts two soldiers taking an injured fellow to a nearby landing area to await medical help.

During this war, about 58,000 Americans lost their lives, 1,600 from North Carolina.

The monument was the first one on the grounds of the Capitol to be authorized since the era of World War II and it was the first one to be sculpted by a woman. It is also the first one in Union Square to represent an African-American.

In an attached bank you can see the coats of the 5 corps that make up the US army: Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

Which year is on the Army coat?

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