Yesterday, veterans of the Vietnam War came from around the state to commemorate the arrival of 3,417 dog tags at the Bullock Texas State History Museum for the forthcoming "Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit," which will honor Texans that perished in the war.
The procession of the tags paused under the museum's iconic bronze star and concluded in the lobby for a ceremonial presentation of an American flag to Linda Kaplon, the widow of fallen Vietnam serviceman Cpl. Phillip Felix Kaplon, Jr.
Boy Scouts, Texas State Troopers, Patriot Guard Riders and veterans of foreign wars joined in honoring Kaplan and other Texan fallen soldiers.
The exhibit will feature the tags with the names, ranks, branch and dates of loss for each soldier.
It will be on display until Sept. 9.