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Howe, Chuck , Mr. (Chuck Howe) (2211) David Westphall Veterans Foundation Collection

 Collection

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David Westphall Veterans Foundation Collection (2211) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22110000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Over 40 linear feet of notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, brochures, newsletters, correspondence, videotapes, flags, meeting minutes, financial material, and other administrative material document the David Westphall Veterans Foundation which was established by Victor Westphall to create the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel (now the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park) at Angel Fire New Mexico on 22 May 1971 in memory of his son David Westphall, a United States Marine who was killed in an ambush at Con Thien on 22 May 1968. The inclusive dates of the collection are from the beginning of construction of the Memorial in 1968 until its ownership was transferred to the State of New Mexico in November 2005. 5 boxes of material from this donation relating to Victor Westphall and the state of New Mexico were transferred to Southwest Collections at Texas Tech University. There are document folders within the collection that will not be digitized.

Added: 16 Jan 2013[Updated: 12 May 2016]