Thursday, March 5, 2015

11-15 Mar 2015 - Vietnam Wall Guard Duty


The Wall will arrive in St George on Wednesday 11 March 2014.  It will be set up at the Zion Harley-Davidson facility located at 2345 No. North Coral Canyon Blvd., Washington, Utah.  (Exit 16.)

The Vietnam Veterans came up with the cash and  (along with Zion Harley-Davidson) were responsible for making the arrangements for the Wall to spend five days in Southern Utah.

As in the past, Dixie Detachment #1270 has agreed to provide security during the dark hours.  Our Web Sergeant has prepared a sign-up sheet in two-hour assignments.  There are 92 members in the Dixie Detachment and 24 slots to fill.  We would prefer to see each two-hour relief of the guard filled by two Marines.  We will leave it up to the Fire Team leaders to see that we have two individuals sign up for each two-hour relief of the guard.  In order to spread the admin load, there obviously is a requirement for doubling of the guard in the dark hours.

As Donna will explain to the new members, you can sign up online.  By the way, if you really want to reminisce, sign up for a four-hour assignment.  (It might let you recall the listening post assignments in Korea and Vietnam.) Click this link for a sign-up sheet:

IMPORTANT:  Type your name in a slot and add your phone number in the appropriate space.  Examples have been entered to show you how it's done.  Just close out of the form when you have signed up.  The information you typed will remain and everyone can see how many slots are left.  If you have trouble with this process, please e-mail Donna (dtoole [at] sunrivertoday [dot] com) and she will put your name in the slot you request.

The first public viewing of the Vietnam Wall begins at 1100 Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 with closing ceremonies on Saturday 1800.