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Sargent’s Pass Colorado Vietnam War Memorial (Soldierstone)

Published on: October 4, 2015

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With Vietnamese, Laotian, Thai, and Cambodian inscriptions on the

monument, its origin is puzzling. There’s a story here that may never

be known.

This memorial, far from civilization, is, without doubt, the most endearing

of memories of soldiers who fought and died in SE Asia. An unknown,

hidden, and powerful tribute to men who received NO honor recognition,

or respect from the country they loved……

“God has eyes”, “He sees” and “He knows”

(There are many translations to this)

This video was taken by some dirt bike riders along the continental divide

in Colorado , who stumbled upon a Vietnam memorial in the woods.

Whoever did it put a lot of time and money into it. Evidently hunters and

possibly some Vets must be aware of it as there are numerous rifle/pistol

rounds and good luck coins on the ledges between the stones.

Who built it and how did it get there? In the middle of nowhere!

 

One Response to Sargent’s Pass Colorado Vietnam War Memorial (Soldierstone)

  1. Roger Ehrlich says:

    The monument was erected in the summer of 1995, and dedicated to soldiers from across the globe who fought in SE Asia from 1945-1975. It was the project of Stuart Allen Beckley who was a US Army veteran who died shortly after its completion. He wrote, “It will stand definitely alone.. as did those soldiers in their seasons of death..Soldierstone makes no political statement…except for the horrific tragedy of war.” He wrote, “In this long overdue time of reconciliation with the North Vietnamese we have yet to recognize, honor…mourn..the sacrifices of our Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian, and Tribal Soldier Allies, and the soldiers of many other countries, a half-million battle deaths. (Excerpted quotes as printed in article by Neal Ulevich, “Monument in the Mountains” in special edition of Vietnam Magazine, for Rolling Thunder XXVIII, May 22-25, 2015.

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