After seeing  many displays paying tribute to WWII American Veterans during
the 50th anniversary of the "D" Day Landings in Normandy back in 1994, I decided that Veterans of the Vietnam war should also be remembered in Europe by way of informative public displays at various military events in the UK.

I started my first tribute displays back in summer of 1995 and my early displays were limited 
to one mannequin a few boards and my jeep (you can find some photos of the early days further down on this webpage)! 

In 2002 I co-created with some friends: Rolling Thunder, The Vietnam experience,
 a part museum/part Living History society dedicated to the memories of US soldiers and their allies during the Vietnam conflict.

Since that day I hosted my Gia Vuc website tributes with them, by sharing logistic and resources this has allowed all of us to put on better displays. As you will see, my display are no long solely for Gia Vuc as I have introduced related subjects in the past like, 
the Mike Force, SOG,  Ha Thanh, MAT I-27 and this year the 32nd Naval Construction Regiment, Mobile Construction Battalion 62, but they kind all relate to the I CORPS.

All my displays are are done my mannequins  and I try to capture a specific moment in a specific area at a specific time.

 The theme is deeply research  via books or by first hand information from Veterans and I try to use as many authentic  items as possible to make the display as accurate as possible. All my displays have one or several display boards giving the public information on that specific display and unit. 

My main display is always at Beltring in the UK in July.
This is an international event for anybody interested in the military.  Enthusiasts visit Beltring  from all over 
Europe, the Eastern Block countries, Japan, Australia, Canada and the US,
with more and more Americans visitors attending every year.

You will meet plenty of Veterans of all nationalities!

This is primarily an Historic Military Vehicle Show with over 3000 privately owned vehicles ranging from
WWI to the current Gulf War.  There are also many military displays like mine.

http://www.warandpeace.uk.com/

If you are planning a vacation in Europe this July,
come and join us in remembering history and the men who fought. (We have add  several US veteran are Beltring in the past and they will be glad to tell you about it and advise you as to the best way to come and visit us)

VISIT THE PAST DISPLAYS

 

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1995

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1996

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1997

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1997

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1998

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1998

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1999

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1999

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2000

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2001

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2001

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2002

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2003

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2004

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2004

 

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2006

 

Visit the July 2010 display dedicated to TEAM I-27

For more photos on past displays you can visit

 

 

Go to the Green Beret website

 Steve Sherman the  archivist for 
 the Special Forces and Special Operations Associations  
 Need your help!

 

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