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Vietnam Veterans Memorial #250416

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1977
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(Studio) Arizona man has built chapel in memory of all those who died in Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Eagle Nest, NM) Chapel built in NM's Moreno Valley by historian, Dr. Victor Westphall. [WESTPHALL - says purpose is to remind people of something they'd like to forget.] Westphall's son, David, was in Marine Corp and killed in Vietnam war. [WESTPHALL - talks about son, who graduated from University of MT. Says memorial is to all Vietnam veterans and is memorial of peace, not war.] Westphall's hope was that National Park Service might take over chapel, but Interior Department says chapel hasn't significance to comply with Historic Sites Act of 1935, so Westphall takes care of building and grounds, driving from Springer, NM, home to do so.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Cronkite, Walter;
Osgood, Charles

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